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Mid Novembers DIPs

© Kathy Cadigan

It’s odd not being utterly overwhelmed with the California Revival Knits book right now.  Not that there’s not book stuff going on — there’s a lot of book-related things on which I’m working, but it’s all things like setting up a blog tour, working on my webpage, and so on.

All the patterns are up on Ravelry:  you can see them here.  The Wrought Cardi, Peacock Cowl & Wrought Mitts are the most popular.  (That’s the Peacock Cowl on the left, modeled by Kathy’s beautiful daughter Morgan.)

The Wrought Mitts will be the first KAL; in fact, if you download the preview pdf, you’ll find a discount code for preordering the book.

But for the past couple weeks I’ve actually been able to work on other designs as well.

I’m working on a small collection of three patterns for the Malabrigo Freelance Patterns Project (MFPP).  Malabrigo partners with indie designers to produce monthly ebooks; I’m Sept 2012.  I can’t say a lot about it, but I do have some luscious Worsted, Rios and Sock to play with.  One pattern is nearly done & will be up for testing in the next couple weeks, and I’ve been swatching for the second.

In case you were wondering…yes, there will be a book two, with a different theme/inspiration, but with the same sort of mix of techniques and patterns.  I’ve started the cardigan from it.  I’m not going to rush as much with this book — I want to be able to do other designs concurrently — so my goal on this is Spring 2013.

I have plans for one other small collection — probably only 3 or 4 patterns — that I may release both individually and as an ebook, timeline next 4-8 months.

I’m also going to submit some ideas to other publications.

Busy!  but it’s invigorating to be working on new designs.  And I hope to have more that I can share, instead of just hints of super-secret projects.

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