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2013 in Review

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Fall 2013 saw the release of Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock. That was the big project of the year!

I had four patterns either in or affiliated with the release: Thornhill Cowl, Exakta Hat, Stolen Jewels Mitts, and a promo pattern, Exakta Cowl.

Other pattern releases included several patterns with Knit Picks:  Cabled Faux Argyle Cardi, an easy-wearing top down cardi in one of my favorite KP yarns, City Tweed; Arrows Hat, a cute slouchy colorwork hat; and Arrows Mitts, great for first time colorwork.

I also had a pattern in the fall 2013 Twist Collective, my Rafters cardi, in fabulous SHELTER yarn.  I love this cardi!

My Striped Flip Top Mitts came out in Stitch Mountain (look for a blog tour post next week) just last month.

My contribution to the 2012 Cooperative Press sock club, Sleeping With the Bats, came out in 2013.  Look for an eBook soon that includes all the club patterns.

I self published several patterns as well. Carex is a twisted stitch cowl that I use in my Bavarian Twisted Stitch Class. Achillea is an Aran Lace cowl, you guessed it, that I use in my Aran Lace class.

surf mitts 11My Surf’s Up mitts were designed for the Yarnover Truck launch.  I love these mitts!  To me they shout SoCal and surf culture.  Photoshoots are not my favorite thing — I tend to procrastinate on them more than anything else — but this one was fun.

I was also busy working on various things that will be published in 2014: two different yarn club patterns that will be coming out in January; a pattern in the Dreaming of Shetland ebook (I’m in Section 6; Sections 1-4 have already been released; you can see all the patterns here); and of course my next collection.  More on all of that in the next post!

Other stuff:  I taught at Madrona, which was awesome as usual.  I also got to teach at the Taos Wool Festival, which was also lovely.  I went to winter and summer TNNAs.  I went to Stitches West and Stitches Midwest.

And, finally: I had my first ever booth on my own at the Torrance Handweaver’s Show!

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Next post: 2014 plans!

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