It’s a wrap … or rather … a beanie :P

No talking … just details:

Project Details:

  • Pattern: Tuva
  • Designer: Turvid Design
  • Yarn: KP Merino Style.  Hand-dyed by me.  Blogged here
  • Modifications: Shortened main section to 5.5 inches instead of 7 as per the pattern.
  • Other comments: The number of k2tog gave me a callus on my fingers but I still enjoyed the pattern.  Used 9 inch circulars to decrease but coming to the end they were hard to maneuver.  Got some ladders that are noticeable by me but I doubt anyone else will see them.  I guess I’ll have to revisit both dpns and magic loop techniques.  Or … I might just do the Traveling Loop.

ETA: This project is my first completed for My Sister’s Knitter KAL/CAL and the fifth for my Summer Sizzle Stash Dash.

ETA again — This project also makes the cut for my Craft Book Challenge for July.  The pattern has been in my Ravelry library since early 2012.

Ready, Set, Go!: Craft Book Challenge 2013

I guess since it’s January 1st, 2013, I’m in the mood for telling on myself.  In an effort to live more intentionally, more consciously and more frugally,  I’m committing to using my craft-book/Ravelry pattern library only this year along with this challenge.  

To date, I have:

  •  58 knitting instruction and pattern books
  •  21 crochet instruction and pattern books
  • 40 knitting and crochet booklets & magazines (including my vintage set)
  • hundreds of Ravelry stored patterns — freebies, bought and gifted

Seriously, how much more inspiration do I need?  LOLOL!  True, some of them were gifted, but at the end of the day, I have more than enough to get me through several years and I have more than enough yarn to do this!

I can’t claim ownership of this challenge; I got it from the lovely Liesl at Liesl Made

Part of my stash-down goals is to not accumulate anymore patterns (except for freebies gifted by designers using coupon codes).    I’m not going to reinvent the wheel, so here are the rules (taken from Liesl’s challenge):




  • Make at least one item from a craft book you already have in your library every month—no matter how small.
  • You can do a post about your goals at the beginning of the month, if you want. 
  • Since WP doesn’t have a Mr. Linky, I’ll post my contribution to this challenge on the last Sunday of every month

If you blog, you can share the link to your completed project every month in the comment section of this blog when I do that post


you can post on your blog linking back to the challenge here


you can link to your completed project on Ravelry.  Simple as that! 

Whatever you do, I just want to be able to support your progress and find the projects you’ve completed through this challenge.

  • Feel free to play along, even if you miss a month or just want to participate every other month.  The rules should be flexible to fit your life. The goal is simply to find a way to encourage and challenge ourselves to USE our books and patterns.


I’m not allowing myself to buy any new books for the entire year. You’re welcome to add this rule to your challenge if you want to. 

So how about it?  Who’s with me?