Friday, March 9, 2012

Knitting Crazy!

I'm a knit-a-holic. I know it. I think knitting. I dream knitting. When Tim drives and I ride, even if it's only a five minute trip, I pull knitting out of my purse and work on it. Look at the Knit-meter over on the right hand side up there. As of today, I've knit 2.62 MILES in 2012. Yeah. That's a lot, especially considering that we're only a few days into March. I've showed you several projects in the past couple of posts that I've finished - like this one that had been on the needles only two months less than Eli has been alive (which could be why he INSISTS that it is his and wears it when we go out)

or these - the pattern is Mittens For Me by Laura Linneman, which has a really cool Latvian Braid Technique that was new to me. . .

There are still a few on the needles that need some love and a couple more that I just couldn't wait to cast on. . .Like this hat, the Norie by Gudrun Johnston. . .which the boys couldn't wait to try on until I got the camera out. . .then a ball had to do the modeling. . .of course! It's done using Madelinetosh Vintage in the Cove colorway. . .and if you haven't tried this yarn, yet, you should. It's squishy and the colorways are just stunning.

I'm also working on a few projects that are secret for right now. . ."SECRET? AS IN YOU WON'T TELL ME?" Well, no. Not exactly. I mean, I can tell you - sort of. But I can't show you. Among other things, I have TWO designs that will be published by Three Irish Girls early this summer. I will show them to you in all of their glory after they have been knit and modeled and professionally photographed. But until then, you just have to trust me when I say that they are fun. :) It's pretty crazy to me that I've only been knitting for about 3 and a half years and I'm having patterns published and knitting 2.62 miles in 2.29 months. As I signed my contracts for Three Irish Girls and read the well-written and easy to understand but much necessary 5 pages of legal jargon that accompanied what will hopefully be one of many trips into the publishing and designing world, it all kind of hit me - that I kind of, no, I THOROUGHLY am Knitting Crazy! But if you asked Tim, he could have told you that AGES ago.


ParadiseArtist said...

Congrats on your designer gig! Way to go. I'm sure the patterns will be fantastic.

ParadiseArtist said...

Congrats on your designs! I can't wait to see them. It will definitely give me another reason to try to get Irish Girl Knits yarn into the shop. Like I ever need a reason to get more yarn. ;-)