Designing is in a holding pattern around finishing a sample. It is probably my least favorite thing right now. During the spring, I’m all about doing as much as humanly possible and repeating the same set of stitches over some 240+ stitches for 20″ or more, is not fun for me. I like more complex projects around this time. However, to move forward I need to finish this sample. Ugh! lol
You can check my progress every Saturday during my Twitch stream at 8PM US Central Time (-5 GMT). I also talk about the design process, show current and future designs, spin yarn, and talk fiber preparation.
This past Saturday, I showed off the Comb and Hackle sets purchased from Blue Mountain Handcrafts and explained how they are used.
It’s always a ton of fun on Saturdays. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge about constructing yarns and textiles. If you’re interested in seeing anything in particular on my stream, feel free to shoot me a message on Discord.
Until then, happy stitches!
I am by no means a monogamous crafter, let alone knitter. Now that the new year has been rung in, I’m working on more projects than ever. Over the last month, I have been preparing for live streaming on Twitch.
Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Make Ready
It’s another WIP Wednesday. I’m still working on my Cersei Howl. The project is 50% complete, and the hood should not take that long to complete. I might actually have matching accessories this year.
Ages ago, I knit a pair of fingerless gloves out of this beautiful red cashmere yarn. The Howl matches them perfectly. I love these gloves so much. It’s like the goddess of soft things made the yarn perfectly for them.
This month, I begin swatching for the 2018 Fall/Winter season. Approximately half of those swatches are done, too, which means I’m on track. There are 13 designs coming out this year.
There are two designs I needed to push back from spring to early fall. Finding test knitters for an April release during the holidays is bananas. Don’t do it! Everyone is knitting for family and friends or taking a break. Come the February, I will have three patterns to test right off the batt. If you want to be a tester, please fill out the form on this page and I will enter you into the database.
Illustrations are going well. I’ve been working on January’s desktop calendar. There have been a lot of edits to the original sketch, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary. If you’re one of my tweeps, you’ve seen a sneak peak of what’s going on. If you’re not, please check me out on Twitter. This first desktop calendar will be free to all, but they will be subscriber-only freebies.
The great debate is whether to create patreon account or do a mailing list subscription for the freebies. I’m kind of hesitant to create a patreon account this early in the game. However, I want to do a twitch.tv account by the end of February. So, that too is a work in progress. I’ll update more on this soon.
I hope you had an awesome Wednesday!
I planned this project during the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival (September). It’s probably the one good fiber-related idea I had that day. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have bought any yarn. How crazy is that?
Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Cersei Howl
For the better part of five months, I have been knitting a Worsted Boxy Sweater by Joji Locatelli with the bees at Bumblebee Acres Farm. It was supposed to be done by the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival, but life happened.
Continue reading WIP Wednesday: The Worsted Boxy