I am very happy to report to you that I finished the design project that I was working on out of the 
fabulous yarn that I shared with you in the previous post.

To celebrate the occasion, I knit this flamingo.

Because.. everyone knits flamingos when they want to celebrate right? 
Wow. I just realized how incredibly boring I am.

Moving on.. 

Check out this flamingo.

It has been a couple of months now since I indulged in knitting a toy for my daughter. I absolutely love the satisfaction of toy knitting. Toys are fun, fast to knit, and my daughter loves them. They are also great for using up scraps of yarn. Most toys I've knit have been from scraps, and that is a satisfying thing in itself.

Holding Ms. F.

This little flamingo used up some scraps of Spud and Chloe Sweater yarn that I had leftover from my recently knit Chloe sweaters. The orange legs are from leftovers from my daughters knitted chickens from last year.

 If you like this little flamingo, you'll be happy to know that the pattern can be found for free here.
It's another design by Susan B. Anderson. I just can't stop knitting her toy patterns.

Flamingos are funny.

This flamingo is cute and all, but lets get back to the point... there is an occasion to celebrate! My new pattern is done. And I am seriously so excited about it! It's with my graphic designer and test knitters now and I'm hoping it will be ready to release soon. 

It's a beret pattern. A beautiful cabled leafy beret. And it was hard to do. But now its done.

I can't wait to show you!


Cinnamon Cielo


Meet Becoming Art's Cielo Sport in Cinnamon.

It's so unbelievably beautiful I can't decide whether to marry it or eat it.

Perhaps I'll just design something with it instead.

Pattern coming soon! :)


Debbie Bliss Drawing Giveaway

Look at all this fun stuff!!

As you already know I had the unbelievable privilege of interviewing
Debbie Bliss on my latest podcast episode. (Click HERE to listen.)

In the interview she talked about her latest book, Design it, Knit it; Babies. Which I love!

Debbie's publisher, Sixth and Spring Books generously has supplied a brand new copy of the book to give away to one of you. (It has even been signed by Debbie herself!) 

But in order to give you the full Debbie Bliss experience, there is yarn too! 
Knitting Fever, the US distributor for Debbie Bliss yarns, has kindly provided all of the yarn for this giveaway.

Included in these yarns are two baby yarns that Debbie recommends in the book. 

Also the winner will get a chance to sample a skein from one of Debbie Bliss' newest yarn lines, Andes.
What fun!

Autographed by DB for you

To enter to win this fabulous prize, just leave a comment with contact information underneath this post.

Only one comment per person please.

Gain an additional drawing entry by posting this phrase on twitter.com

" I entered to win the Debbie Bliss Drawing Giveaway on nevernotknitting.com! @nevernotknittin 
You should enter too! "

The winner will be announced November 1. Check back then to see if you've won!

Drawing is now closed. Congratulations to Marilyn, the winner!


NeverNotKnitting Podcast : Episode 42 : Interview With... Debbie Bliss!

Episode 42


The winners of the Episode 41 KnitCircus gift collection drawing giveaway are cksknitter, Christi,  
Cindy M, Janeen Puckett, and Ursa! Congratulations!

The grand prize winner of the years subscription of KnitCircus magazine is 
Pretentious Wombat! Congratulations!

Receive 25% off 'Design it, Knit it: Babies' from Sixth and Spring Books HERE 
by entering special code "NNKDB" in the checkout process when you place your order.
This offer is exclusive to the Never Not Knitting listeners and blog readers and is valid until October 30th.
Be sure to check back soon for a chance to win a special Debbie Bliss drawing giveaway. 
I will post all the details in the near future!

Click HERE to download the Episode 42 MP3 file.


Guess Who?

Mystery Guest for Episode 42

 Which celebrity designer is joining me for Episode 42 of the Never Not Knitting podcast?

Clue: She has a magazine..books.. her own yarn line.. and she is awesome. 

Leave a comment below and tell me who you think it is! 

Episode 42 will be airing on October 15. This is not one to be missed!


Playful Stripes Meets Alpaca

 So over the past few weeks I indulged in some more tiny sweater knitting.

I'm so pretty and Alpaca-y

There is something so sweet about sweaters this small. It makes me miss my daughter when she was a baby. Now she is all big and her sweaters take much longer to knit. 

I made this Playful Stripes sample for a temporary display at my new local yarn shop and eventually for another trunk show.

Alpaca Playful Stripes framed

This is a size 6 months so it was very fast and fun to knit. 
This time I broke out of my Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino comfort zone and knit this up in Blue Sky Alpaca Sport and Melange instead. The Melange and Sport are the same weight and put up. The Melange however offers up beautiful heathered colorways. Both are 100% baby alpaca. 
It may not be as practical for a baby but it sure is gorgeous in this yarn. 
So warm and soft.

I love these fall colors together. If you want to copy me, I wont mind. Here are the colors I used:

Blue Sky Alpacas Sport in color #504 Light Tan
Melange in color #800 Cornflower
Melange in color #814 Pumpernickel
Melange in color #806 Salsa
Melange in color #807 Dijon

Alpaca Playful Stripes closeup framed

While I was knitting this I was thinking about how much these colors would lend themselves to a little boys sweater as well. I think that the Playful Stripes could definitely work for a baby boy. I would simply change the picot borders to a rolled Stockinette st hem to make it less girly.

Pattern available HERE.


Knitcircus Magazine Drawing Giveaway

Would you like to try Knitcircus patterns?

Enter to win the Knitcircus Magazine Drawing Giveaway by leaving a comment 
(with contact information) under this post.

There will be 6 winners chosen!

The grand prize is one years subscription of Knitcircus!
Five additional winners will be chosen to win the special Knitcircus Gifts pattern collection.

Click HERE to visit the Knitcircus site. 
Listen to my latest podcast episode to learn what Knitcircus is all about!

Winners will be announced October 15. Please check back then to see if you've won!

Drawing is now closed! 

Winners are: cksknitter, Christi, Cindy M, Janeen Puckett, and Ursa!

Grand prize goes to Pretentious Wombat!