Keeping busy

Recently, I’ve been hard at work designing all sorts of secret projects.  It’s been hard to blog when I can’t really talk about what I’m working on, and of course, there’s also that pesky thing about only having so many hours in the day.

Last week, I had two designs accepted for upcoming publications.  These two are extra exciting because I’m allowed to talk about them a little bit!

I’ll have a knitting design in a collection of patterns Knit Picks will be publishing next February for their Chroma line.

Knit Picks Chroma Worsted in Parakeet (left) and Galapagos (right).  Picture (c) Knit Picks.
Knit Picks Chroma Worsted in Parakeet (left) and Galapagos (right). Picture (c) Knit Picks.

This pattern has a really quick turn around time, so Knit Picks actually knits up the sample.  They will still send me yarn but I’ll be able to work on my own sample at my own pace.  Since I’m a very slow knitter, that is very good news indeed.

And, I’ll have a crochet design published in the winter issue of Pom Pom Quarterly, a relatively new, multi-craftual magazine based in London.  (I love their story, which you can read here.)  This design will be in Quince & Co. Puffin.

One of the great things about designing patterns for publication is that I get to try out so many new-to-me yarns.  I’ve heard really great things about Quince & Co, so I’m looking forward to playing around with the Puffin.  And I had my first foray into Knit Picks yarn earlier this year, when I made this secret project in Swish and Swish Tonal.  I loved both yarns, so I’m very excited about getting my hands on that Chroma…

In other news, I won’t be able to attend the Knit & Crochet Show this summer.  This seems to be the annual story of my life, but I had actually thought this would be the year.  I had to cancel my trip at the last minute.

I won’t be sitting at home sulking next week, though.  Instead, I’m scheduled to take an online Pattern Grading class with Kim Guzman (interviewed here) on Crochetville (interview with co-owner, Amy Shelton, here).  And for those of you who are attending the show and the CGOA Fun Night, look out for some Underground Crafter goodies from me in the bags!

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