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Helios Knits

Helios Knits

My little Helios Headband pattern went on sale on Ravelry a few days ago. I’m thrilled to have sold my first copy! I’m struggling to get my head round the fact that someone who lives in another continent now has the pattern in her hands via the creative magic of Ravelry and paypal. Meanwhile, I’m busy working on a few pieces to go with the headband, plus another little accessories collection.

I’ve asked my knitting group what patterns they’d like and there have been some lovely suggestions. However, my standout favourite was Charlotte’s request for a pattern for a time machine.

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Casting On

Helios HeadbandI’ve just finished my first “proper” sample for a pattern I wrote. My plan was not to get too stressed by the fact it’s a “proper” sample to be photographed to go on my pattern and therefore needs to look “perfect”. I just tried to knit it as if it was a present for a friend; my best work but without tying myself in knitterly knots. I chose something small. It’s a headband. It’s the sort of thing I “should” be able to knit in an evening. You can probably tell by the quantity of inverted commas I’ve used already that my plan turned out to be more of a “plan”.

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