Into each life some rain must fall
cold comfort x the loving path
Today's the day! My latest pattern, Rain Must Fall, is now available in the cold comfort knits online shop, and in my Ravelry shop. Woot woot! And to make life a little less 'rainy', from March 10th to 14th, receive 20% OFF the regular price in both my shops--no coupon code needed :)
I first met Debbie, of The Loving Path Fibre Arts, at her April 6th trunk show---in 2019!!! That's Debbie on the left, and Tara (friend and Spun Fibre Arts staffer) on the right. PS: IRL they are definitely closer in height...the camera must have been at an odd angle...oops, my bad.
I brought home several yarn babies that day in Debbie's (new at that time) Nova Fingering base. And then completely failed to make the YARN > WIP > FO conversion. FOR TWO YEARS :0
But today I am redeemed! After several failed attempts to create a yarn-worthy design, I believe I've ultimately prevailed with Rain Must Fall, a highly knittable, highly wearable two-skein shawl that is as intuitive to knit as it is easy to wrap up in.
DID SOMEONE SAY KITS?
To celebrate the release of Rain Must Fall, Debbie has graciously dyed up some beautiful kits to make yarn shopping a breeze. They will be available in two colour options; the original combo, "Simon + Tea Season", or the equally beautiful "Courage + Smoke Screen".
Each kit will contain 2 x 420-yard skeins of The Loving Path Fibre Arts Nova Fingering (100% non-superwash Merino wool), plus the Rain Must Fall FREE PDF PATTERN! The kits will be available in The Loving Path Etsy Shop on March 10/21 at 10am EST, at exactly the same time the pattern goes live.
There will only be a limited number of kits and free patterns available, so do NOT pass go, do NOT stop for a cup of coffee--those yarn babies NEED you!
Lastly, I must admit that Rain Must Fall resonates with me on a personal level. If you read my last post, you know that, at the beginning of last year, Ravelry blindsided small designers like myself with changes to their algorithm, and that the fallout in terms of exposure and sales has been extraordinarily shitty.
Even without a global pandemic, the virtual collapse of my main sales platform would have been a kick in the teeth, but add in a virulent micro-organism hell-bent on destroying the human race and, yeah, I'd say it's felt a little "rainy" around here lately.
If the Rain Must Fall Shawl speaks to you, too, I'd be ever so grateful for your support @coldcomfortknits (comments, bookmarks, re-posts etc.) and/or with a purchase from one of my pattern shops, either on Ravelry, or here on cold comfort knits. Flock members unite!
I'm Alexis, the knitter/designer behind cold comfort knits. My favourite animal is a sheep (obvi). My primary knitting fuel is coffee. And my inner child is actually more of an inner senior-citizen.