I know my last post said “See you in November” and I’m sorry it has taken so long to get something up here. Moving in and getting settled into a new house, in a new town took a little longer than I expected and then it was time for Christmas. Well that is all over now and here we are in January 2022, wow.
With a new year comes a few changes for Azariah’s Fibre Arts, all good I think and with the idea to get you better content, consistently. I will be posting here monthly. I will also release a newsletter once a month, be sure and sign up for that on the home page if you haven’t yet. There will be weekly Tiktoks and a monthly Youtube tutorial that will go with the pattern release of the month. I have already become more consistent on Instagram and am really enjoying the platform. Join me on any or all of these to see what is coming next.
Currently In My Basket
I bought this yarn from Leading Men Fiber Arts when they discontinued their lace line called Ghost Light. It was just sitting and I didn’t know what I was going to do with it. Then I decided to put these 3 colors together and see what they had to say.
While driving on the country dirt roads while still in Colorado I looked out over a field I had seen many, many times over the last 9 years and “saw” it a different way this time. This time I saw my lace yarn in that field. I got out my stitch dictionaries and started swatching. The project at for a while as I had a few other things on the line that needed finishing first and then we decided to move to New Mexico.
After getting most of my stuff put away I thought about those swatches and that lace yarn again. I got to work on it and so far the design is coming out great!
I am working on a crocheted bedspread design that I hope to share later this year. If everything with it continues to go well it will be available in 2 different yarn weights and at least 5 different sizes. My Mom has been helping with some swatching and pretesting some of the pattern already. One of the weights is size 10 crochet cotton, and so it is taking a bit of time to make up the sample; even though it is a small size.
Newest Pattern Releases
In the month of December I did release 2 patterns, one knit, a pair of socks and one crochet, an accessories set.
The pair of socks is called Love you too! socks and can be bought on Ravelry, Payhip or LoveCrafts. It started with a skein of yarn from Leading Men Fibre Arts. I had been in love with the color way of theirs, “Love you to pieces” for a while but I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it. Then one day I decided I needed the solid colors too, but how to get them all into one sock? Helix knitting! That is how the cuff is stripped is with helix knitting. The pattern includes a photo tutorial and a video will coming soon.
The accessory set is called Color Drip, after the color drip candles. It has a hat available in 3 sizes, a cowl in 2 sizes and fingerless mitts in 2 sizes. This project started with just a single pair of mitts after Christmas of 2020, when I discovered I didn’t have any Christmas accessories, and evolved into a full set when my Mom asked for a hat pattern to go with her mitts. I made all the pieces separatly, but really wanted to see them as set. Leading Men Fiber Arts very generously helped that dream come true. Here you see 2 sets of the “OMG! Neons!” minis and 1 full skein of “Spritely Endeavors” Pattern is available in Ravelry, Payhip or Lovecrafts shop.
One new pattern will be released each month and featured here first. Newsletter subscribers always receive a discount on new patterns.
January’s Pattern is called Barren Soul. This is a crocheted pattern for either a poncho in fingering weight yarn or a blanket in worsted weight yarn.
Designs On Deck
Coming in February is the first pattern to be released in a series for my first e-book.
Up Coming Teaching Events
I will be teaching 4 classes at the Interweave Yarn Fest in April 2022. Below are the classes, with their dates and times. Please follow this link to register.
Intro to Yarn April 20 9am – 4:30pm
Dyeing Safely April 22 9am – 12pm
Math, Yes, Math April 22 1:30 – 4:30pm
Crochet for Knitters April 23 9am – 12pm
I will also be teaching at the Estes Park Wool Market in June. Those details are still being finalized, stayed tuned for more info.
I hope that 2022 has started out alright for you and if not I hope it gets better. Making something is a good coping skill; you have my permission to use it as needed.