Knittlesticks back up and running...

For a long time I kept a personal blog. I sort of abandoned it last year - but I miss it. So I've changed the domain name a bit and I will make an effort (just short of a promise...) to start blogging again (separate and apart from Hazel Knits news.) For now, I've been tagged by a few sweeties for an MEME so I've made that my first entry.


See you there!


Cami Chic KAL

We are doing a little knit-along over at the Hazel Knits group on Ravelry with the Cami Chic colorway. It's a "knit what you want" KAL using the same yarn. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Cami Chic was inspired by the Weekend Warrior colorway. So, to back up, the Weekend Warrior color was inspired by the need for some colors that guys might like to wear. I actually used a military issue (Coast Guard) camouflage ruck sack to match up colors. The name Weekend Warrior comes from the sometimes used nickname military reservists - one weekend a month - in the BTU's.)

After I finished the Weekend Warrior, I thought there should definitely be a companion colorway to go along. A touch more feminine, yet not soft. More like FIERCE! So the deep green and black were replaced with bright pinks, reds, and softer browns. Voila’! And the name Cami Chic? Well it's a riff off of camouflage, made chic!

Here's what I have so far:
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Pattern: Railroad Rib Socks by Evelyn Clark, distributed by Fiber Trends
Yarn: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, Cami Chic
Needles: size 1 US
Stats on Rav.

Come join in the fun! If you are not on Ravelry and want to be a part of this, drop me a line - we also have a flickr group too!


Hungry for Chocolate?

Get a double dose of sweetness with the Truffle mitts made from Hazel Knits Chocolatier!

This clever pattern was designed by Samantha Roshak and is available by PDF download ($5) from her website or on Ravelry.