A surprising number of things happened this week in my little world of knitting. I’ll mention the top three, all positive news!
First of all, let me start with the fun news: I was recently interviewed by KnitPicks as one of their featured designers. I had a blast answering their questions about my interests in knitting and design! This week the interview was posted on the KnitPicks blog. The interview provides the scoop on my life as a knitwear designer, my various designs for KnitPicks, and my future plans. My favorite part of the interview was the opportunity to describe my yarn stash. I used one word to describe it: terrifying. I’d also like to mention how much I love working with all the folks at KnitPicks. They are a truly delightful and supportive group of people, and I’m so grateful for the opportunities to collaborate!
Please head over and check out the interview and let me know what you think!
In other news, I finished both test sizes for my soon-to-be released cardigan, and I’m happy with both! I can’t wait to finish up the tech editing and get this pattern released. There’s a long and tawdry story behind it, which I’ll save for a post highlighting just this cardigan, but suffice it to say, this was a tough pattern to get sorted out. The first test knit almost ended up in a bonfire, but I managed to salvage it, and I like the final result! I’m going to be calling it the Glenfinnan Cardigan, because it has a distinctly Scottish Highland feel to it, in that it’s both structured and comfy with an interesting cabled “belt” to bring it all together. Here is a preview of the photo shoot for the 36″ size!
I also finished the larger size test in a rose petal pink. It is currently being blocked on my son’s bed. Here’s a detail shot of the belt and shawl collar:
YAY! I am so ready to get this one out there and move on to the next project! Which, of course, I’ve already started! It’s going to be a cabled scarf with something extra (trying not to give away too much info). I NEVER make scarves because they are so ho-dee-hum boring to knit, but this one will be chock full of interesting cable patterns PLUS this little extra something something I can’t yet describe mmmhmmm. I’m going to call it the Bardsea, which is a small town near my brother’s new home. I love the sound of it, and it has all the refinement of the northwestern UK about it. Here is a sneak peek of the scarf:
I can’t wait to see what THIS week brings! Thanks for checking in with my latest news!