Saturday, September 08, 2007

Crochet Too!

This week flew by, whoosh, because I spent it editing new patterns. I finally got the testing materials sent out for six new Figheadh Yarnworks designs this morning. Whew. As Dawn would say...Onward!

I've been itching to share some news all week, too. Last weekend, Interweave Crochet put up their fall preview and look what was in it!That's my Crochet Overlay Tote. It was great fun to work with Kim Werker, their new editor, and Toni Rexroat, Assistant Editor. I can't wait to see this whole issue. Looks fabulous! Funny thing is, the preview was up and now it's not. It reverted back to the Spring issue. Hmmmm. You can see the preview at Dreamweaver Yarns until IC gets the fall issue back on their site.

Another thing that happened was that I finally got my issue of Cast On in the mail. I can show you a better picture of my gloves, which they named Winter Gem. They are knit with Cascade 220 wool on size 4 needles to make them extra warm. I love this whole issue, as well. There are lots of cozy, yummy knits in it.

Also, Fred did a lot of hard work last weekend getting my freelance designs added to our site. Have a look and let me know what you think. It's on our About Us page, so scroll down, please.

We also recently added a great new shop as one of our wholesale customers--Yorkshire Yarns in Lakewood, WA. If you live anywhere near there, you should check it out. She has some gorgeous fibers and Sonya, the owner, is a hoot! I get to go this next Monday night, September 10, to give a presentation, and the pattern of the month at the shop is Mavis. We are going to knit some Mavises and have a fun visit.

I've done a whole lotta knittin' this week, but I can't show you any of it yet. It's all samples for the new designs. Socks, scarves, headbands, hats, baby stuff, and one woman's sweater. Well, I didn't knit all of that this week. I'm pretty industrious, but, golly. That's what new designs are coming.

Let me see if I can dig up a shot of something for ya.
These are some LB Magic Stripes socks (Regatta Blue Stripe) that I finally finished for Fred, and a teaser--a detail shot of one of my new designs. I love this Jewel Cross-Rib stitch from Barbara G. Walker's Second Treasury, and it's made with Cascade 220 Superwash in color #850. The thing I can't tell you about...that's one of my favorite designs ever...that I almost submitted to Knitty but then got stingy and kept for Figheadh...that I have now made three sets of, one for my oldest daughter, the illustrious Emily...okay, I'll hush now.

Gotta knit! (What sweet work.)

Enjoy your weekend!


Dawn Brocco said...

Nice crochet tote, fig, and very lovely gloves! Congrats!!

emy said...

Those gloves look fabulous! Love those cables!