The Dagney (and a sale!)

I am delighted to announce that the Dagney Hat is now available in my Ravelry shop! In celebration of this momentous event, I am offering discounted pricing on it and all my other patterns, too for this weekend only, March 21-April 3, using promo code: DAGNEY.

Did I mention that the sale is 50% off?

Yes, this sale includes the hugely popular TARDIS sock well as all the others :)

Yes, this sale includes the hugely popular TARDIS sock well as all the others :)

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Mr. Deeds Wears a Cap: A New Pattern and a Sale

My love of old movies is certainly no secret. I have been a classic film buff since they used to show them on Saturday mornings on the non-network channel (Yes, I am old). The geometric and art deco designs that were used as set decor are so enchanting. I think my love of interesting lamps and clocks comes from old movies, plus there's just something about a man in a suit and hat.

It should come as no surprise then that while watching "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" (1936) recently, I fell in love with this amazing bank of windows in the courtroom scene:

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When lines and patterns catch my eye, I always wonder if I can turn them into knitted designs, don't you?

And so I did:

With a stranded Fair Isle class on the schedule, I decided that it would be lovely to have a pattern of my very own to teach, making this hat an excellent choice for a beginner project.

Available starting today in my Ravelry shop, its release is cause for a celebratory sale! Buy it and get any one other item for 1/2 off, from now till the end of August. 

Enjoy and I can't wait to see how your Mr. Deeds turns out!

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Travel through Time and Space? No problem!



The idea of time travel has captured the imagination since before H.G. Wells' The Time Machine made it a household name. If only we could travel to the past and prevent wars; or travel to the future and bring back cures to common illnesses.

Dr. Who fans know that with the TARDIS, the Doctor has upped the game a bit--travel in space AND time. The TARDIS looks a lot like a blue police call box, but is able to transport its occupants to any point in time and space. There are lots of knobs and gauges and lights inside (in fact, it's way bigger on the inside) and it has taken the Doctor and his companions on many adventures for many years.

Big blue police box aside, I think I have found the key to traveling through time and space, by flying home to attend my high school reunion! I'll be doing that this month, and knowing some of my high school friends, after I have traveled through air space to get from here to there, it will feel exactly like I have traveled back in time. I am so blessed to have friends who make it seem like no time has passed since we last hung out together. It really does feel like we have turned back time.

If you don't have a high school reunion to attend (I have been told that this is a strictly American phenomenon) you could try this:

Buy my shiny new pattern and knit yourself some TARDIS Socks! It's a long shot and not guaranteed to enable time travel, but frankly I think it's worth the try. These socks have been approved by my resident Dr. Who fan (my 14 year old son, who isn't likely to approve them just to make me feel better) and by others in my circle who saw me knitting them and immediately wanted to know when the pattern would be available.

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