Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Convocation

Did you know that a group of eagles is called a "convocation"?  Me neither, but it seems that's the accepted term.  I thought you'd like to know it, in case you decide to make more than one of my newest design:
I thought it was appropriate to post this now since it's a national holiday here in the USA.  Maybe not quite as appropriate as it would be say for the 4th of July, but I didn't want to wait that long to introduce him. Or them.
This fellow is a direct result of a request from my good pal, Tunie, who now lives in Australia.  We were discussing how much both of our husbands like eagles and she told me that I should design one in my "spare" time.  In any event, I took it on as a challenge and I was surprised at how quickly it came to me.
Now, normally I would also have a matching pattern for a bib, but you'll notice that I didn't do one this time. I thought this guy looked a little stern and I don't usually associate eagles with babies, so I decided to skip it. However, if you want to make a bib, it would be really easy to just swap out the pattern with one of my bib patterns that have 37 stitches.  Probably eighty percent of my patterns use the same stitch and row count so it wouldn't be difficult.
I call the pattern "The Eagle has Landed" and you can grab the pdf file from the sidebar or by clicking here.