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Finally…what’s planned for 2012: Knitting & Designing

I was going to call this Knitting & Designing goals, but really, most are actual plans.

Knitting & Designing goals Plans

Book Deux

I want it to be ready for TNNA Spring 2013.  I’ve been working on a timeline for the various patterns.  Spring 2013 sounds a long time away, but when you’re talking around 18 patterns, it’s not.

I’ve completed the first pattern, a lacy beaded cowl, in some gorgeous Merino Silk 4-Ply Sock from Indigo Dragonfly.

The cardi is nearly finished — I just need to do the button band & shawl collar.  I’ve completed the first pattern, a lacy beaded cowl.  I’ve been swatching and sketching for other patterns.  I have yarn support for nearly all the other patterns.

MFPP

As noted before, 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.  The first pattern, a squishy cabled cowl, is already being tested by some of my lovely test knitters.

I’m swatching for the cardi, and have charts for the fingerless mitts.  I just have to decide when I want to actually work these up  — i.e. put them in the schedule.  I have to backwards plan to give enough time for tech editing, layout, testing & photography;  I figure if the patterns go to tech editing by mid July I should be good.

Designing Goals

Hitch Collection

This one falls under ‘goals’ in my mind, simply because it’s lowest on the list of priorities.

I have plans for one other small collection, inspired by a few Hitchcock movies.  I’m planning 3 or 4 accessory patterns that I may release both individually and as an ebook, timeline next 4-8 months.  I actually have yarn I can use for this, too.

6 comments… add one

  • Anne January 6, 2012, 6:46 am

    Wow! Will you be sleeping in 2012? It would seem like that might just be a “goal” and not an actual “plan”, given your design list! :)

  • Adriene January 6, 2012, 6:07 pm

    I can’t wait to see your MFPP patterns! Such pretty yarn with such a great designer… it won’t be anything less than divine! :)

  • Robin Lemke January 6, 2012, 9:01 pm

    A Hitchcock collection? *WANT*!!!!
    I’m so excited to know this. January just got better!

  • StephCat January 8, 2012, 9:22 am

    Yeah, this is one I’ve been bouncing around for a while. Last year, when I was starting CRK, I expected CRK to be small & Hitch to be the larger collection. Of course I was also expecting I’d just self publish both!

    Now Hitch is downscaled, but it’s still a fun idea. Of course….I could always see if it could be a multi designer collection….

  • StephCat January 8, 2012, 9:24 am

    I’m really happy I have one of the patterns done & in testing! The mitts will be not too hard to get done (famous last words) as I’ve already done the main charts….I’ll probably start swatching for those next.

    and yes, the yarn is lovely and every so soft – it’s interesting to go from, say, the Black Water Abbey (which I adore, don’t get me wrong) to Malabrigo Worsted & back again.

  • StephCat January 8, 2012, 9:25 am

    hey, I’m giving myself more time than with CRK! And I’m building in a bunch of time at the end for editing etc.

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