April 2018 Mobile Wallpaper

It’s time for a sneak peek! April’s mobile wallpaper is complete. If you would like a copy of the final image for your phone or tablet, join the mailing list or subscribe to me on Twitch.

 

 

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Happy April!
❤ Emily

Connect the Dots Drawing Challenge

Have you heard of the Doodle Shapes Challenge from @1hour1sketch (Twitter Link)? If you haven’t, you’re missing out.

Watch the video, meet Adam, and learn about the challenge below:

One day we were chatting about doodle shapes and toddler life on discord and we came up with a concept for a new doodle challenge. Essentially, I let Nathaniel (my 3-year-) paint dots using my Huion tablet and doodlers choose the shapes they see the different dot patterns.

The first Connect The Dots Challenge looked something like this:

The concept of connecting the dots is a loose translation because any and all connections are acceptable. The dots are almost like a Rorschach test, but, have no fear, this isn’t a quiz on your mental state. It’s just a fun drawing challenge to get you thinking about something different.

Join the Knit-a-Doodle Doer’s Discord to get the next Connect The Dots template and share with the community. Sharing is definitely caring for this group.

Knitwear Designing Update:

Hey, guys!

Designing is in a holding pattern around finishing a sample. It is probably my least favorite thing right now. During the spring, I’m all about doing as much as humanly possible and repeating the same set of stitches over some 240+ stitches for 20″ or more, is not fun for me. I like more complex projects around this time. However, to move forward I need to finish this sample. Ugh! lol

You can check my progress every Saturday during my Twitch stream at 8PM US Central Time (-5 GMT). I also talk about the design process, show current and future designs, spin yarn, and talk fiber preparation.

This past Saturday, I showed off the Comb and Hackle sets purchased from Blue Mountain Handcrafts and explained how they are used.

It’s always a ton of fun on Saturdays. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge about constructing yarns and textiles. If you’re interested in seeing anything in particular on my stream, feel free to shoot me a message on Discord.

Until then, happy stitches!

Emily

Mo. 1 Wk 3: Cables #52Swatches

I’m back with another swatch. This one was difficult to reproduce stitch by stitch. During the first week, I could only sketch the first four rows. So, I reverted to an old art trick by creating a grid and drawing one square at a time. Over the last two weeks, I worked on it bit by bit.

This is the final result:

So, now I am onto the next swatch. I’m hopeful that I will finish it within the week.

If you would like to join the challenge, look to the original post for more information. I look forward to seeing your sketches.