Ooo, it’s been a while since my last blog post. I’m really sorry (and not, at the same time) about it. It happens that I took a total Internet break over the Christmas season. It wasn’t planned, but it was really necessary. It was the first time in years that I felt “on holidays” and I truly needed it! I hope you all had an enchanting Christmas and I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2012.
As the new year starts, I come “laden” with recently published or soon to be published patterns. It is all very exciting!
The first one on the list is a pattern published in the supplement of the last issue of Simply Knitting (issue 89).
It is for a very big cabled tam or beret and matching long fingerless gloves set. It is a simple, yet totally charming pattern. It uses Fyberspates Scrumptious DK in Magenta and I love it. The yarn works so well with the cables and moss stitch. I think it was just what the yarn needed! I’ve added the pattern to the Rav database and you can find it here: Winter Pick-Me-Up. My project page is there (though I haven’t added any details).
As I type this blog post, the new Scrumptious book is being printed. This is rather exciting, because I’ve got a pattern in it. My name is even on the cover, which makes me oh-so-proud! Look who else has contributed patterns! The crême de la crême!
And this is the pattern I’ve contributed.
I’m not sure when the book will be for sale, but it should be pretty soon. I’ll talk more about it when the book is available.
The next pattern to be published is a self-published one. I haven’t got a proper name for it yet, which is a bit annoying, but I’m hoping to have the pattern ready in the next couple of week. It’s for a pair of socks I designed back in July (!!) and that I finally got around to have tech edited. It was also test knitted by some fantastic knitters, so it is ready. Well, just about!
(If you have suggestions for the name, they would be most welcomed!)
I’ve got another 2 patterns which are going to be published soon. The first one will be in issue 42 of The Knitter and the other one will be in issue 45 of the same magazine. I am quite excited about both of those, but the first one might be one of my most favouritestest ever. I can’t wait to tell you more about it!
And over the weekend, I came up with 3 new design ideas which are now in various stage of completion. I’m considering what to do with them. But I’m quite excited about them!! Sorry if it is a bit cryptic! As I’m thinking about submitting those ideas to magazines, I can’t talk about them in detail just yet!