2017 started a little slower for me with self-publishing: I put a lot of time upfront into the Winery Knits eBook in order to get it ready for deadlines.

Once I realized I was going to self-publish my designs on my own, I kicked my designing into gear with some gorgeous shawls: Under the Sun (below, top) and In Love With the Night Mysterious (below, lower).

Next up was the Coronado Cowl.

I also had two stranded projects with Knit Picks: the Blodwen Cowl and the Morgan Mitts.

After those, I started publishing the patterns from Winery Knits. I love this collection: I love the yarns, the colorways, and the yin/yang of the Aran Lace vs stranded patterns. See pics at top.

I interspersed those releases with a few other releases with yarn support I arranged at summer TNNA: Tafoni and Escondido shawls.

I was able to work with yarn companies that are longtime faves of mine (Anzula, Mrs Crosby, Dragonfly Fibers, Sunday Knits, Elemental Affects, Stitch Sprouts) and with some new-to-me-designing-with-their-yarns companies (Harrisville, Shalimar).

I attended summer TNNA, but not winter: my flight to San Jose was cancelled due to weather.

Although I didn’t publish as many designs as in previous years, I’m quite happy with those that I did.