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Happy Thanksgiving, e-Book Complete, and Fasten Off Yarn-a-Long

Happy Thanksgiving! Pumpkin pie makes everything right! Well, maybe not, but this Pinterest search of beautiful pumpkin pies is a delight for the eyes – even if you don’t like them or can’t eat them.

Pumpkin Pie Garland

Our e-Book is now complete with the addition of Sue McCain’s Holyrood Hooded Scarf. Inspired by the Outlander books and TV series, Sue says:

I pictured Claire racing across the lonely, windswept moors on horseback, dressed warmly against the elements, in colors that come straight out of the moor itself.

In honor of Claire and Jamie’s visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh (a must-see if you’re ever there), I’ve called the hooded scarf Holyrood. The twisted stitch pattern used in the hood is vaguely reminiscent of both mullioned windows seen in ancient buildings all over the United Kingdom, and the arched window frames seen in the ruins of Holyrood Abbey, after which the palace was named. Holyrood Abbey took its name from Holy Rood, which is thought to refer to a relic of the True Cross; bisecting the diamonds in this stitch pattern are horizontal and vertical lines which create a repeating cross motif. The oversized hood keeps out the rain and mist, and allows Claire to hide deep in the hood when she wants to pass unknown through the countryside, and the long scarf tethers the hood securely so can push it back to welcome the warmth of the sunshine on her face. The stitch patterns on the coat and hood are different so that they’re not matchy-matchy, yet they complement one another well.

Photo by Avi C Dascaloff

Technicolor: Movie Night is a collection of eight designs by four designers – Sue McCain, Knit Eco Chic, Christine Guest, and myself – and it is available on Payhip and Ravelry. Individual patterns may be purchased from the independent designers around December 4th or 5th.

Technicolor: Movie Night lookbook:

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Photo credit: each designer unless otherwise noted.

We’re so excited to offer this collection to you!! It was a delight to work on it, to come up with these designs, and to see it all come together. I’m looking forward to our next one: the collaboration forces me to hone my craft, I learn so much from the other designers, and we have a lot of fun in the process!!

I haven’t participated in a large multi-designer craft-a-long since 2020, so I’m very excited to be joining the Fasten Off Yarn-a-Long (FOYAL) this year. This is an off-Ravelry event, which means that designers offer their patterns on at least one platform that is not Ravelry. There are games, discounts, lots of prizes, and of course, lots of admiring each other’s projects. Last year, there were 109 designers – so there should be many patterns from which to choose. The FOYAL starts November 24th. I’ll be sharing more deets about it shortly before it starts. I hope you’ll consider joining. I’d love to see some familiar faces there!!

Have some pumpkin pie for me – or whatever it is that is your favorite treat. All the best to you and yours.




In this blog, you will find not only an exploration of all that is good in our knitterly lives, but also a variety of posts tying together my passions for writing, photography, and my home state of Oregon.

2 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving, e-Book Complete, and Fasten Off Yarn-a-Long

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Carol. That pinterest link – wow those look incredible. I so enjoyed collaborating with you for this collection! Happy FOYAL-ing too :-).

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