Lots to catch up on!
The Malaga Cove Mitts, for Ennea Collective, were released last Friday.Â These were a collaboration â€“ Ann supplied the decadently gorgeous yarn and I designed the mitts. Â Iâ€™ve mentioned before, though I do have a spinning wheel (a very nice one in fact) I canâ€™t call myself a spinner yet.
Jack from Sanguine Gryphon should be released on later today or tomorrow.Â Thereâ€™ll be a big post with pics, I promise, when itâ€™s released.Â I’ve been tech editing a bunch of the winter pattern collection designs — from what I’ve seen from everyone else, it’s going to be a great collection.
One nice thing about self published patterns is that I can show in progress pics.
Hereâ€™s the Edie Cardi in progress.Â This is both a slow & fast knit:Â slow in that the row gauge is like 10 8 rows per inch, but fast in that it’s mostly stockinette stitch.Â It’s good TV knitting punctuated by the cables.Â The cables are a little tricky at first, but once you get the feel for them they’re not so bad.
Other designs Iâ€™m working on include a mittens ebook (soon to be released) (it’ll get it’s own post!), a fingerless mitts ebook featuring 1 skein SHELTER projects, a design for the Spring pattern line for Sanguine Gryphon, and a vest for Ennea Collective.
Other designs, finished but awaiting publication, include stranded mittens for the Icelandic Knitter, fingerless mitts for the spring Knitcircus, & a hat for Shannon Okeyâ€™s Fresh Designs series.
Iâ€™m not much for cotton or silk, which is too bad considering the climate in which I live.Â This means I won’t be doing a lot of designing for summer.Â However, it will allow me to really develop some fun fall & winter patterns.