When I think back to last December, I can see how very much has happened in my life in the last year, what I’ve accomplished, and how I’ve changed. And I’m grateful.
I have been working on this idea for almost a year, now: mix-n-match mittens, gloves, glittens, and fingerless gloves/mittens, all in one booklet. My original idea was to offer 4-6 different cuff and hand back options which could be used interchangeably with each other, in two weights of yarn and in all the above-mentioned styles.
Turns out, that is a LOT of work. Lots of samples to knit. LOTS of knitting. Wow.
I have not given up on the idea--I am quite enjoying the challenge. But I have decided to release the patterns in smaller chunks. Once I have several patterns completed and tested, I will release a collection.
The first pattern I will be releasing is the "Mermaid Tails and Dragon Scales" design combo. There will still be mittens, gloves, glittens, and fingerless mittens and gloves in the pattern, designed for aran-weight yarn. I will include a fingering-weight plain liner pattern. And here is what the gloves look like:
Are you excited? I am. The pattern is coming soon! :-)
Well, in amongst all my other goings-on, I have been working away at testing some of my hat designs from this spring. Today, I finally got a knitting pattern into my Etsy store. You can find this at www.mysecretwish.ca.
I have actually made another hat for myself, but am too impatient to wait until I get good photos taken of it before I put this in the store. I will add those photos later.
Here is the tam being modelled by the adorable Zoe.
Knitting has been therapy lately--as I wait, and wait, and wait for our house to be moved. Now that this is done, I guess it is time to start working on the next pattern! (Since it looks like the move will not be until at least next week, now.)
But Lord, I stopped praying for patience a LONG time ago!... :-)
Okay, done whining now.