Friday, August 28, 2015

Back To School Sale

It is almost here - September the 1st!
I believe it calls for a celebration so all of my patterns are 20% off with coupon code backtoschool

 http://www.ravelry.com/designers/victoria-groger
 
The sale will last through midnight on September 10th (GMT +2).
 
All of my patterns are available in English and in Russian.
Все мои описания доступны на русском и английском языках.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Rosetta

My latest design - pullover Rosetta

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rosetta-5




I really love how these cables turned out. Although they look a bit complicated, in fact they are rather easy to knit, and work beautifully with textured background.
The cowl is knitted separately and its pattern is included in the pullover file as a bonus pattern.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Who is color-blind?

In the last two years my long-term goal was to reduce my yarn stash as much as possible. So for every project I did my best to use what I had. That didn't always worked for me so I've decided simply to stop buying any more until there is no other option.
I have been on a yarn diet for six months, since the end of January to be exact.
I am proud to conclude that not only I didn't suffer too much from it but I also managed to use over 7,600 yards / 7000 km of yarn till today from my own stash. Something to be proud of, right?

To celebrate a half-year anniversary (and a finished Cordova) I decided to use an opportunity of a good sale and to purchase Malabrigo Yarn Sock from Loveknitting.com.
Since I already have a project in mind my choice was 1 skein of Natural (063) and 4 skeins of Cote D'Azure (807). The package arrived in two weeks, everything seemed to be ok until I saw the color of the yarn:
http://www.ravelry.com/people/Auriga/stash/sock