Very rarely do I recreate a pattern after I have made it and edited it, however after working with Anzula's Dreamy in my Tectonic hats, I HAD to make a Glaucus Shawl out of it. I always love using Anzula's yarns; they are high quality and are always crowd pleasers when seen in person. I had two skeins of Dreamy waiting to become another Tectonic Cowl, but decided on using them for The Glaucus Shawl. The colorways were Denim and Seaside, two stunning yet slightly understated colors. I chose to use the lighter value yarn as the color A in the pattern, which slightly changed the visual weight of the shawl.
When I made the pattern in Oasis, the softness and halo of the yarn created a much more under-stated look than the crispness of Dreamy.
Dreamy's soft hues and silky drape brought a whole new life to the pattern that I wasn't sure was possible. I realized about halfway through the whole shawl, that I would have enough yarn to do a third repeat in the third motif of the pattern, and that created a wonderful balance in the shawl. This was my original plan, but stopped short last time for fear of having to go into a third ball.
I am so pleased that I chose to use Dreamy in this pattern as it brought a new light to the stitches and patterns. I have much more planned for future projects with Anzula's yarn and fiber, so stay tuned for that action.
As it is possible that this is my final post of 2014, have a safe and happy New Year!
It seems like this year has been one of the busiest I have had. Even while I was in school and working part time, even when I was working full time and taking classes part time, never have I felt busier than I do now.
I have been doing a lot of work not only at work (check out the Schacht Spindle Blog and check out my most recent work) but I have been working on my own fiber arts business in the evenings and on the weekends. Thank God for my ever-supportive wife!
I am proud to say that hard work is paying off; I have released five new patterns this year, had a small trunk show in an art gallery, and have been working on my first ever course on Curious.com. I have many more projects up my sleeve and many more popping into my head as I sit here typing.
Come January, I am going to release podcasts! I am not sure yet as to what kind of schedule I am going to adhere to, but I am pleased to say that it will be tons of fun, and I can't wait to connect to my awesome audience through my YouTube channel!
If you have a moment, check out all of the projects I have been working on, on my Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram!