Chrysler Crown pattern almost ready to go, with a chance to win lovely shawl pins

Wow, what a busy time it’s been, as usual. When you’ve got 2 small kids & a day job there’s never enough time to knit, let alone finish up a pattern!

Marianne (lismete on Ravelry) came to my rescue as a fabulous test knitter. She asked great questions and her keen eyes picked up on a few changes to be made. And in the end, this is what she produced:

It’s 17″ x 82″ and it used less than one skein of Handmaiden Lace Silk (Rav yarn link). Thanks, Marianne, for being so helpful & so quick!

Ravelers can look at her project here.

In the mean time, I’m trying out a true laceweight scarf-sized version from Jaggerspun Zephyr and adding beads on the row dividing the pattern repeats to give it a little weight (and sparkle). So far so good – I’m over half way done, but I’d really like to be 100% done before I release this pattern so that I can include info about how much it took, etc.

And then I did a crazy reckless thing. I saw a tweet from @YarnHarlot looking for something new to knit. And in a very un-Canadian kind of way, I actually responded – how self-promoting. The earth didn’t open up & swallow me whole, but it sure felt strange. And now, of course, I really have to deliver the goods.

Target for the pattern release on Ravelry: on or before Sept 19th (happy birthday to me, arrr). Also look for a fabulous bonus: the very talented Francine (PurpleHaze on Ravelry) has given me some of her lovely shawl pins to give away. Have a look:

My plan is to do a draw for winners from the first 100 people to buy the pattern (with a time limit, just in case). Francine does wonderful work, doesn’t she?

Leave a comment or send me a Ravelry note (to nservant) if you want me to let you know when this goes up.

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2 Responses to Chrysler Crown pattern almost ready to go, with a chance to win lovely shawl pins

  1. Neeroc says:

    Why did I not know about this blog before now? And how goes the pattern? Now I must go ravel.

  2. Pattern will be good to go for the weekend. PDF is just about ready! And heck, I've got no idea how you didn't know about the blog – Lulu nags me enough about lack of updates ;)