Sunday, August 06, 2006

Climbing Out

When I started this blog near the end of last year I had no idea I would be kidnapped by my knitting and not be able to blog regularly! I had no idea I was going to get into the freelance designing thing and have to go for weeks with no time to post. No time to do lots of things I enjoy--but I am not complaining! I am glad it turned out this way. But since I've been so silent lately, there's lots to tell!

First of all, my recently UGA-graduated daughter started her new job this past Thursday as a professional interior designer for a very prestigious architecture firm in Atlanta! Yea for Natalie! Get this--she got this job from her first and only interview. Yup. She sent out a few other portfolios and resumes and was all ready to have to spend a lot of time & effort on the job search, but she is a charmed girl...not to mention smart and talented. That's my girl! I am so proud.

Also, it's semi-official. I will most likely have a design published in the March 2007 Creative Knitting issue! Yea! I don't like to say anything until I've signed a contract, and even then they can still decide not to publish it, but we'll see! I have 7 other designs being published and when I can, I'll tell you about those, too.

At the risk of having my mom jump through cyberspace and strangle me (she offered to come through the phone lines one day last week and do so because I told her the weather was cool here--she lives near Atlanta), I spent some lovely time on our patio this afternoon actually knitting with wool! In August! I love it here.

Here is some Rowan Cotton Glace in color #809 and a sweet little lace pattern. Betcha can't guess what it's gonna be. This stuff is twisting worse than Chubby Checker, I'll tell ya that much!Kinda driving me nuts. Good thing it's so pretty, or I'd have to throw it across the yard!

I've also cast on for a sweater design with this Elsebeth Lavold Classic AL in Desert Night. Yep, part of my famous Artco-acquired stash. This works up like a cloud. Pure pleasure. It really is a shame they discontinued it. If you can find some, grab it up.

This is one of the last pair of socks I finished, and I just wanted to show the strange pooling. Both knit toe-up, but completely different effect on each foot. The yarn is Lorna's Laces Forest. I tried out a little k/p pattern on these. Each part is a little different--each foot and each leg. My little science experiment.

I'll leave you for now with this little lace crown in Cascade Sierra. Earlier in the summer, when I
actually had some time between projects, I swatched for a couple of little summer tops. I think they won't be seen until next spring at this rate, but that's okay! I'll never, I mean, never run out of knitting fun.

Hope you're having fun with yours!

See ya later, alligator!

1 comment:

twig said...

Wow, you've been busy! Congrats on the pattern publishing. *fingers crossed that it all turns out* I can say I knew Fig when!

Everything looks great. I'm jealous that you seem be making progress on a gazillion things.

Congrats to Natalie, too.