Pattern: Stuffies by Ysolda Teague I started these in April, and finally finished assembly this past week. (The sewing up of it all always takes me the longest; usually, however, it doesn’t take almost six months.)
I last posted on my blog over a month ago. It isn’t because I was taking a break from blogging, just because I don’t think I really had anything to say. I started quite a few new posts within that time, but none of them have been finished, and I think publishing unfinished blog posts … More layout.
I have long admired Wei Siew’s Sustain the Sea initiative; a collection of patterns from indie designers with a goal to promote awareness and change concerning the harmful practices being employed in the oceans and seas. I’d forgotten about this pattern that I designed last year, but when I found the sample socks in a … More gyre.
Let me set the stage: Late last year, autumn. Except it didn’t feel like autumn in Southern Idaho. Our weather was still in the upper eighties, our grapevine was still in full production, and our maple tree didn’t give the slightest hint that it was going to turn red anytime soon. I found myself being … More herlighet.
I have never been happy with the Curry socks that I published this past March. I keep telling myself that I’ll re-knit the sample with a ribbed cuff and a less abrasive color, but it hasn’t happened yet. I’ve had all of these ideas for new patterns in my head, so instead of knitting the … More taj.
I’ve been seeing that many knit bloggers that I am smitten by are perfect, and ahead of schedule, and it sort of makes me feel behind. But I’m just beginning to think about (shh …) Christmas knitting. I told myself that this year, I wouldn’t knit any Christmas presents for anybody; last year, I worked … More plotting. (life happens.)
Sometimes, you spend a lot of time coming up with different ideas for a single design. That could take days, weeks, or even months. Then, after you try to execute your complex scribblings, you return to your first concept, refine it a bit, and in a week or so, you’ve got a sock that’s ready … More meduseld.
I don’t know if you’re familiar with the feeling that gearing up to release a pattern brings. Excitement. Nervousness. Fear. Joy. Being sort of burnt-out from staring at a screen and conversing with your tech editor about things you need to deal with but really don’t want to. Trying to get everything perfect. Monday, September … More gearing up.
The following is a quick post having to do with finished objects and queue additions. If you only read cohesive posts (not ones written when there are many other things on the author’s mind), or prefer not to have your list of things to knit grow longer, please do not read this. Thank you. The … More [title goes here.]
I just wanted to write a quick post, to give you a sort of update on the designing thing. There are a few patterns that will be coming out soon, and I am really excited about them. First: I’m collaborating with Jenn from Cedar House Yarns on a design that will be released in October … More upcoming.