Monday, April 21, 2014

Interweave Knits!

I realize that I have been a little absent for a while. Soaking in the beautiful changes leading to spring, has been my focus. More about being quiet and observant, than formulating thoughts to expound upon.

It could also be that I unearthed the pieces of a printed and cut jersey dress that I have decided that I really want to take to my trip to Berkeley this weekend. My trip to meet the Alabama Chanin team at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, is finally here. So there has been lots of sewing and cutting. It was originally cut and stenciled about 6 months ago, without the rib. 

I am hoping to be done with all four panels tonight for the reverse applique. Leaving just assembling the pieces and cutting and attaching the rib. More photos to come...


But the real excitement of this post, you may remember months ago, I submitted to Interweave Knits. Randomly, I had the yarn and pattern idea that worked perfectly (in my opinion) with their Fine Fisherman motif for Winter 2014/15. It is my first submission to a major knitting magazine. Today, the email came - Lisa Shroyer, IK editor, is interested in one of my designs! For full disclosure, the design with a little modification. Thrilled. Excited. Honored. Sorry not to have any photos to go with this exciting news... You will have to wait until the magazine is published, there will not even be teasers. Still pinching myself, nervous about making sure that I meet all the guidelines, deadlines and can answer all their questions. You gotta jump in somewhere, so here I am. Off to float through the rest of my day and probably my week, dreaming of knitting...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring


The beauty of spring, on my urban walk to class today.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Scraps for spring

We are to the wonderful season in Denver where it is snowing one day and 60 degrees the next.


Each winter I save my scraps - small bits of yarn and thread. When spring arrives,  a pot on the deck is filled with the colorful fiber scraps. I am always surprised as they slowly disappear.


Somewhere in my neighborhood there are colorful and warm nests.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The perfect Sunday

Napping husband

Socks on the line

Dog tanning in the yard

And enjoying the sunshine while sewing

Sunday, March 16, 2014

2100

Today, Stranded Colorwork on Craftsy broke 2100 students! I am humbled and honored that so many people are interested in my class...




Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Still caught by time..,

This post was just brought to my attention.

I love the pictures and am flattered when anything that I design becomes
 a finished item. Someone valued the pattern enough to spend their time
 creating my vision. And in this instance, taking beautiful pictures as well.


I am working on a new stranded pattern. It's been in my head for a long time.
Finally, it is charted, thumb designed. Knit once - frogged and in process of being knit again.
It feels like this pattern has come easily. Though not perfectly, hence the frogging.
As I have started to count the hours - and yes, it is a lot of hours, that it has taken to get the crosses to wrap - to center the thumb, have the decreases in the correct places, and get all the stitches charted on the software, I figure that I am about 20 hours in. With about 10 hours to go - writing the written pattern, knitting a second pair a double check, adjusting the charts. Back to time... Deadlines for submission, working 40 hours, 10 more patterns roaming around in my head, and so many other things pulling at my time...