The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

Saturday, June 10, 2017

June Sale of The Month 50% of Summer Patterns

50% Off On Summer Patterns On Ravelry!!!!

 

Lacey Cloche Normally $2 now $1


Seeds For Summer Cloche Normally $2 is now $1

Lacey Bonnet $2 now $1 and Lacey Easter Bonnet $3 now $1.50



Interlace Heart Remembrance Hat $3 now $1.50

Loufa $2 now $1

No Show Socks $2 now $1 and Lacey Ballet Socks $3 now $1.50


Slip Flops $3 now $1.50


Family in Need



I am not one to post personal things as I am a very private person, but in order for me and my family to make it through I need to raise some money.
So what is the story?
Leaving an unsafe abusive relationship with my kids father. I have been a stay at home mom who was trying to keep a family together for 4 years, a relationship for 7 years. You can only handle so much before you have to walk away.
When you think of abuse you think of physical a lot of times. For me it was verbal, the kind you can't prove by the bruises on your soul. The person in your life makes you feel insane and crazy, yet when you aren't around them you feel clear, calm, and sane. When your oldest child seems so fragile, and more so every day he is around his father because things said like "Eat your God Damn Fucking Food", "Pay attention Numbskull, your clutsy just like your mother", and "Well Don't Be a Dumbass" when no amount of telling him to stop saying things like that changes anything. The promises to be better and never seeming to get past a week of good behavior. Nope you gotta leave.
When you got evicted from the last house because of his massive hoarding issue and you let him have control and be the man of the house and he makes the house and yard so unsafe you can't trust to just send your kids out to play. Then when you get a fresh start he doesn't like the fact I was putting my foot down on his hoarding and never considering the kids a play area with 3 forested acres of land and wants to put fruit trees and solar panels on the one little area that is a flat sunshiny spot and then tells me I will live with it because it is his house. We were going right back to the way the last house looked because any protest will be "it is My House!!". Nope you gotta leave.
Then when you include the functional alcoholic that complains about money yet puts $100 or more into his habit a month. And you try to work with him to help the financials, he still punishes by putting up road blocks. Nope you gotta leave.
There are soo many other things you find out along the way being with someone that kinda makes you sick in your stomach. He has tons. Wanting to set up electric fence around a garden that is deadly to even a human. Once putting visine in someone's coffee at work cause he didn't like them. Blowing himself up with home made explosives in the past then talking about trying to do the same thing at the new place you live to remove "rocks". And soo many more. Nope you gotta leave.
At some point you gotta say enough is enough. Truth is I didn't want to go here, but I have to. With very little income I get from my loom knitting I am broke. I tried to be good, turn the light on if he was coming home late, have dinner hot when he got home, and be thoughtful. Nope it was never enough.
The only car I own is a little sports car that hold barely 4 people. While yes it is me and my 2 kids, it is also 2 disabled parents and a severely disabled brother I am living with. They were struggling before I moved in. I was their driver using his car. Well now we need a form of transport for 6 people. I have no child support coming in yet as we just split, and so I need some help to pull through until then. Then there will be a need to try and come up with a lawyer so he can't get these kids for overnights. I am a clean cut woman, while it would be an easy case I am in search of a lawyer and how to pay.
If you have read this story and would like to donate and help a family in need please visit the link to Go Fund Me or you can send money directly to Paypal, just go to my Facebook business page and pm me. I post announcements of those who donate to show my appreciation. Just let me know if you would not like me too. All the help you can give is soo appreciated. If you have only a couple of dollars go to my Ravelry and purchase a pattern.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Tutorial of the Month Loom Knit Lace Bracelet

Loom Knit Lace Bracelet

 Fun fast pattern you can complete with scrap yarn and do on almost any loom!! Room to make even more creative and fancy!!! 

Items:
8 peg loom
looming hook
scrap yarn
fun add ons!!!

Terms:
EW CO: E-Wrap Cast On
EWCH: E-Wrap Chain
K: Knit
P: Purl
D: Decrease
K2tog: Knit 2 Together
BOLB: Bring Original Loop Back
YO: Yarn Over
BO: Bind Off

EWCO 8 pegs
Row 1: K
Row 2: EWCH5, D<- K2tog YO, EWCH10 D-> BOLB K2tog, D->YO K2tog, EWCH5
Row 3: K2, P1, K2, P1, K2
Row 4: K
Row 5: K4, P1, K3
Repeat rows 2-5 over and over till desired length. To figure up length weave your chain up a few and measure out how many chains make an inch, then multiply the number of chains by the number of inches.  I used a 3/8" gauge loom with worsted yarn and did 18 chains for my wrist. 
BO
Sew ends together, or add a pretty button!!



 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April Tip of the Month Reading Pictures

Reading Pictures?

Yup how to identify stitches and combos from an image. This will get you started, the trick is to be able to recognize what stitches and combos look like to a point you can make he pattern in your head. This is a great technique for wanting to make needle knit patterns on the loom but don't want the hassle of literally translating the pattern from needle to loom. So lets get started.

 


This is a pattern above I have never published. It is an Easter Baby Cloche. So lets break down some elements in the photo.

The circle on the lower left is a knit, the upper right is a purl. To figure out stitches count the similar knits or purls beside. To figure the rows count the knits and purls above and below.

This is a cable. If you see stitches crossing each other this is what a cable looks like. For instance you see 3 knit stitches crossing, it is an even cable which means it uses 6 stitches. The cable is crossing towards the right which makes it a right cable cross. This is also a rabbit cable motif, so look for references on these elements.

This is an eyelet, this means you have a combo of decreases, yarn overs, and knitting 2 stitches together. There are a multitude of ways to do this combo and it takes research to know what the combos look like to recreate the particular eyelet look.
This show a 2 piece section here. See how the seed stitch is going a different direction from the garter stitch. This means you either did the brim separate and was sewn on, or worked into the hat part after it was completed.

This is come basic visual, but to get more fluent at this, constantly research, research, research, this gets you more knowledgable about what things look like. This skill is also beneficial taking elements from say one picture and add to elements of another picture to create a completely new pattern. This is what I use often. This is a great skill to have as a designer. So take this start if you are interested to gain your skill in making your own creations through elements you like from an image. Have fun.


 

Monday, April 17, 2017

April Stitch Pattern of the Month Raspberry Rib Stitch

Raspberry Rib Stitch

A simple knit and purl stitch pattern, that the hardest part if figuring what loom might work for a hat for this pattern. As it uses 8 stitches and 12 rows for a single pattern. Below I will show the chart to guide by when working this pattern as well as how it is written for working flat and in the round. The video that is included shows working flat as there is more to keep up with than in the round. 


Flat
Row 1: K3, P1
Row 2: P1, K3
Row 3: K3, P2, K1, P2
Row 4: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3
Row 5: K3, P2, K1, P1
Row 6: P1, K1, P1 K1, P1, K3
Row 7: K3, P1
Row 8: P1, K3
Row 9: P1, K1, P2, K3, P1
Row 10: P1, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 11: P1, K1, P2, K3, P1
Row 12: P1, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1  





In The Round

Row 1-2: P1, K3 
Row 3: P2, K1, P2, K3
Row 4: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3
Row 5: P2, K1, P2, K3
Row 6: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3
Row 7-8: P1, K3
Row 9: P1, K3, P2, K1, P1
Row 10: P1, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 11: P1, K3, P2, K1, P1
Row 12: P1, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1