It's hard to believe that 2013 is almost over and the start of a new year is right around the corner. This year has had a lot of wonderful things in it. Seeing one of my designs on the front page of Ravelrys Hot Right Now list was unbelievable! Last December I set a goal to publish six patterns in 2013. I fond that I love designing and writing patterns and wound up publishing 16 patterns! This is my first year designing and I'm so excited that I was able to actually do more than I planned for. There is still one more pattern to come this year, Iridill, which will be released later this week. If you are looking for something to take along to holiday gatherings to work on, this is the perfect project. The pattern includes two sizes, shawl and shawlette, in two weights of yarn, worsted and fingering.
A little later this month the Intersect Mystery KAL with Indieway Yarns will be available for pre-purchase. The KAL will be held in the Indieway Group on Ravelry and is going to be loads of fun! I don't want to give away too many details, but I can say that it includes two projects and six clues. It will be a great way to get through the mid January and February winter blahs.
Look for this placemarker on Ravelry when the pattern is released:
Guess what?! I am so excited about this! After a year and a half I am only EIGHT hexipuffs away from finishing! We had an ice storm yesterday and spent the day inside. I wound up finishing what I was knitting on and decided to see if I there were enough hexi's to make into a throw. I should be able to knit eight more hexi's and get them tied on by the end of the year. Earlier this year Kyle sent me the ones he made which was a huge help or I would be even further away from finishing. I really enjoyed putting them together. I could look at each one and remember where the yarn came from. Most of the yarn was left over from things that I have knitted over the years, a few hexi's were made from mini skeins, and there are some in there that are made out of my handspun yarn. It kind of reminds me of the yo-yo quilts that were popular when I was a kid (back in the dark ages!). I wound up over stuffing the hexi's and the throw is quite heavy. Something to keep in mind if you decide to knit one. I don't mind the weight of it though and it also will be nice to sit on since it's really squishy.
Festivus Airing of Greivences post which was so much fun. I am planning on having another one later this month. I'm really hoping that special someone doesn't bring us nut encrusted cookies of death again, but if they do it will be great writing material! Andy is talking about putting up a Festivus Pole in honor of our new tradition. It's all in fun of course. Sometimes things happen and there isn't a good place to vent about them. The Festivus post will be that place!