Fall 2013 saw the release of Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock. That was the big project of the year!
Other pattern releases included several patterns with Knit Picks: Â Cabled Faux Argyle Cardi, an easy-wearing top down cardi in one of my favorite KP yarns, City Tweed;Â 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. Â I love this cardi!
My contribution to the 2012 Cooperative Press sock club, Sleeping With the Bats, came out in 2013. Â 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.
My Surf’s Up mitts were designed for the Yarnover Truck launch. Â I love these mitts! Â To me they shout SoCal and surf culture. Â 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. Â More on all of that in the next post!
Other stuff: Â I taught at Madrona, which was awesome as usual. Â I also got to teach at the Taos Wool Festival, which was also lovely. Â I went to winter and summer TNNAs. Â 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!
Next post: 2014 plans!