It’s been a busy, busy spring in my head design-wise — and my hands have been busy too! I haven’t knit many just-for-me projects in what seems like ages…. In fact I have so much going on, I had to break down and make a spreadsheet of all the design projects I have planned, submitted, on the needles, in need of photography, and off to the Tech Editor.
(Ok, if you know me, you know it wasn’t THAT big a sacrifice to make a spreadsheet …. )
I have a couple designs coming out Very Soon that I’d like to share with you, dear reader. These are sneak peeks — full posts on each design will be forthcoming.
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
If you are in the Random Fandom yarn club, beware! Spoilers below (specifically, #3).
#1: Eponymous Mitts
A Hundred Ravens is debuting their new worsted-weight yarn Very Soon Now. The yarn is called Epona (after the Celtic goddess of horses), and it is simply delightful. I designed these mitts as a quick one-skein project — great for gifts, great for you :).
#2: Crosswind Sweater
Seriously, I love this sweater so much. Those cuffs! Swoon. This is my first garment design in Aesir, and I’m pleased to say I was 100% correct in thinking that it is awesome for sweaters. Also, I am Very Excited because KnitCrate will be selling this design as a kit! The KnitCrate kit comes with the pattern and the yarn you need to complete your very own Crosswind. Kate and I made three brand-new gorgeous colors for the kits — can’t wait to share them with you.
#3: Silvan Vinyard Shawlette
This is design features the June yarn-of-the-month for Random Fandom. Club members … look away if you don’t want to be spoiled! :) The shawlette is mostly garter, with a leafy edge that makes the colors sing. This is those any-yarn, any-amount-of-yarn designs — just use the right needles, and keep knitting until you run out of yarn.