It’s odd not being utterly overwhelmed with the California Revival Knits book right now.Â 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:Â you can see them here.Â The Wrought Cardi, Peacock Cowl & Wrought Mitts are the most popular.Â (That’s the Peacock Cowl on the left, modeled by Kathy’s beautiful daughter Morgan.)
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).Â Malabrigo partners with indie designers to produce monthly ebooks; I’m Sept 2012.Â I can’t say a lot about it, but I do have some luscious Worsted, Rios and Sock to play with.Â 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.Â I’ve started the cardigan from it.Â 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!Â but it’s invigorating to be working on new designs.Â And I hope to have more that I can share, instead of just hints of super-secret projects.