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LACE 2 update

Well…Buteo is done, but based on feedback from testers I’m doing fingering weight versions of it and Cereus.  That means the photoshoot is pushed back to mid August as I furiously try to finish two new shawls.

I’m about 2/3 done with the small Cereus.  I had to re-do a few of the charts, and decided to do it with the main body as garter stitch, rather than stockinette.  I’ll be doing the same with the small Buteo — tweaking the charts, garter vs stockinette.

I’m doing the small Cereus in Anzula Dreamy, in the Gravity colorway, on US5 needles. Pics to follow when it’s blocking!

Here’s a pic of the large Buteo blocking:

Buteo blocking

It’s up for testing in the group here.

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Teaser: Buteo Crescent

Buteo,  a large crescent worked in gorgeous Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Lace, is the last project of the Wild West series that I need to finish.  I’m about 2/3 done when I consider the stitch counts, though I expect the stockinette short rows and I-cord bind off will go faster than the lace.  I’m also super close to when I think I can offer it up for testing and to getting it over to my tech editor.

Here’s a pic of the shawl, with 2 repeats (of 11) pinned out, that shows the first chart completed, and part of the second.  You can’t tell from the pic but there are beads next to the yarnovers along the bottom edge.

buteo wip

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July 2014 Update

I’ve moved testing from the private Google group to my Ravelry group.  Currently I’m running tests for several patterns from the upcoming Textured e-book and the Lace 2 e-book.  I’m able to check Ravelry often, and this makes it easier for me to check up on how the testers are doing, etc.  Check out the various threads for sneak previews of the patterns!

I’ve moved back the release dates on Textured and Lace 2. This lets me get the patterns tested, and, more importantly, lets me do just one more photoshoot for the collection rather than two photoshoots.  All the patterns are knitted except for one, a laceweight crescent shawl in Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Lace, that I’m currently working on. It’s a big ‘un, though I hope to get it done within two weeks.

I have a cowl coming out in early August that’s part of the Malabrigo Quickies program.  It’s a fun cabled knit, and, as advertised, should be quick to knit and great for gifts!

What’s up next? I’ve already been thinking about the next collection (Tidepools) and a  standalone pattern (Sedona Deconstructed).

And here’s a sneak peek of Cereus from Lace 2!

Cereus

 

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