2016-01-01 13.44.11I expect that 2016 will be similar to 2015 (in a good way!).

A lovely gradient shawl, Isn’t It Romantic?, is due to be released any day. It’ll be available exclusively through local yarn stores through Lorna’s Laces through 2016.  If you’re going to TNNA, catch a peek of it in the Lorna’s Laces booth.

One small collection, Brewery Hats, should be out this month. It includes 4 unisex hats, all worked in gorgeous Anzula For Better or Worsted. The patterns will be available individually, with a discount given for purchasing all four.

Two other hats — one in Stitch Sprouts Crater Lake, the other in Yarn on the House Little Brother — are slotted for January or February.

I have a pretty one-skein cabled cowl in Fibre Company Cumbria to release in February, and the sumptuous Fluvial sweater in Fibre Company Knightsbridge to release ASAP.

A camisole for spring and summer (depending on the mildness of your climate!) in Anzula Breeze and Vera is slated for a spring release.

The peek on the left is of the border of a shawl in Anzula Cloud in Seaside and Victoria.  (Their Victoria colorway, the dark blue, is that indigo/twilight blue that is one of my favorite colors.)  I’m hoping to finish it in the next couple weeks and having it up for testing in February, with a goal of a March 2016 release.

I have yarn for several more shawls and accessories (mitts, hats, or cowls) in the design queue. I’ll be doing a hat as part of the Indie Untangled yarn club.  I may be doing a design for a yarn company for summer TNNA.  I have several designs coming out through Knit Picks collections this year as well.

Other than that, I’d like to do at least one additional sweater this year.  I have a black shell I got from Old Navy that I wear all the time, and I’d like to do  a sweater that will fill that gap in my wardrobe when it finally kicks the bucket.  It’s one of those simple basics that can be a wardrobe staple, and adaptable to various styles depending on how you accessorize it.