Friday, January 3, 2014

Busy knitting, designing, teaching and tech editing - Ushering in 2014

Yup. It's 2014. I know. I'm shocked too. And a bit embarrassed that I haven't posted in well over 5 months. I'm terrible, I know. I've been BUSY. Like where-did-the-time-go-and-wow-look-at-that-to-do-list-and-I-can't-believe-what-I've-accomplished busy.

There have been several objects that I've test knit. One of the people I've done a fair bit of test knitting for is Megan Williams (justrunknit on Ravelry) of Stockinette Zombies fame. Megan just started her own blog, by the way, and it's worth checking out if you want more details on her knitting and fitness life. I teased her via text today about her hopefully being better than I am about keeping up on the blog. She promised that she would be really good at it for at least a month. HA!

One of the beautiful designs that I test for her was the Sugar High Cowl. I LOVE it.

Mel (Ravelry: mskiknits) has also allowed me to become her technical editor. It's been a lot of fun to work with her behind the scenes to triple check her designs to make sure that her beautiful creativity is spelled out on paper in a way that will translate to the people who knit them. I am knitting Halele'a . It's so fun, after getting to know the pattern inside and out with the tech editing, to actually delve into it with yarn and needles. I will post photos to my Ravelry page when it is complete. Mel has recently published two free fingerless mittens patterns on her blog. I haven't had the chance to knit them yet, but they are both beautiful (and hopefully error free :) ) The photos below are used with Mel's permission.

Hawaiian Snowflakes 

With Gratitude

I have also been working on projects for the Paradise Fibers yarn club. There have been a wide variety of projects. Some I have loved more than others, but it has been a lot of fun to work through the single skein projects and kits to learn more about different types of yarns.

This in addition to ending the year with teaching almost every weekend for the last few months of the year. It has been a lot of fun.

So what's coming down the chute? I have lots of classes coming up. A beginning knitter class in January. A shawl class in conjunction with a Sheep to Shawl series that Paradise Fibers has been hosting. A sock class in February. And another couple of classes in March through the Corbin Art Center (Ruffle Scarf and Coffee Cozy). I would love to attend Madrona Fiber Arts in Seattle/ Tacoma in February. And I've been to told to expect loads of tech editing for Mel. I also have a few designs to finish writing up and submit to Three Irish Girls.  And heading up the blog for my LYS (will keep you posted on that).

Maybe I should promise to do MY blog every two weeks. What do you think?

What are your goals and plans for 2014?

1 comment:

Miranda Leigh Hein said...

Your creations are just so adorable! And it's great to hear much you enjoy the work you do.