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Late December WIPs and DIPs

I had a knitting disaster last week. If you follow me on twitter, I had two small tweets about it.  At the time, that’s all I could say.

Somehow I miscounted and thus mis-positioned the cables on Edie. I didn’t see it until the other day (more work had accrued since the picture on the Mid December blog post), when I paused to actually stretch the work all out & admire it.

Unfixable, un-fudgeable.  One front cable was mispositioned by a couple inches.  I frogged.

The cats have subsequently had a great deal of fun with the small balls of the ash violet. They obviously assume that, if I leave a small ball of yarn out, it’s an offering to the cat gods a gift left for them to find.  They like to either unwind & wrap the yarn around everything they can (forming a cat’s cradle around the dining room table & chairs for example) or bring it to bed so they can toss it and pounce upon it at 3 a.m.

The good news is I was thinking of re-working the cable so it lays flatter, and doing this as a top down pattern rather than bottom up.  That will require sewing the hem, rather than knitting it,  to the body.  But there’s no earthly way I should be able to screw up the cable placement starting top down.

In the meantime I’ve been working on the pattern for the Spring Sanguine Gryphon pattern line.  It’s top down as well (with some quirks tossed in) and is going well.  I’ve joined for in the round for the bodice section.  I can’t say much about it, but think layers and beads.  The theme for Spring was Art Nouveau.

L to R: Ocotillo, Manzanita, Quercus

The mittens ebook is nearly finished.  I’ll also be releasing the patterns individually.  Take a peek!  The names all reference various California plants.  Ashley Knowlton tech edited it, and I have a slew of testers, all finished except 1 or 2.  I’m thinking of offering it as a hardcopy through Magcloud as a well as a pdf download through Ravelry.

Would you like to see the mittens, and a bunch of other samples, in person?  I’m going to be at Old Oaks Ranch in Wimberley, Texas, Jan 4th 11a-2p, hosting a trunk show and giving a couple mini-classes/lectures.

5 comments… add one
  • Robin December 27, 2010, 1:40 pm

    Oh, I’m so sorry about the frogging! So, so sorry. 🙁
    And those mittens are lovely. I’ve been looking for the perfect mittens to use my steampunk buttons on – and those just might be the ones!

    Also – Seattle – think Seattle for your next trunk show. We have LOTS of yarn stores here!

    • StephCat December 27, 2010, 6:15 pm

      One reason I designed them is to use fun buttons — can’t wait to see them with Steampunk!

      I love any excuse to visit Seattle — I’ll have to see if I can maybe do a trunk show in the summer if (when) I do a summer Madrona program.

  • Leanne December 27, 2010, 5:09 pm

    I hope you have a blast in Texas. The mittens are beautiful. I love the cuffs.

    • StephCat December 27, 2010, 6:10 pm

      thanks! yeah, the cuffs are the fun part 🙂 (the rest is the quick, instant gratification part!)

  • Adriene December 28, 2010, 2:41 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE those mittens! I am so looking forward to that ebook! Any excuse to use pretty buttons!

    Sorry to hear about the frogging – it’s always so painful, but it’s always so worth it in the end… eventually…

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