Friday, June 25, 2010

Test knitting

I have a few people test knitting my latest glove design right now. They are so sweet! Nobody says: Hey, wrote that wrong!'s always: is that supposed to be like that? So nice. Doesn't make you feel like a complete idiot. Especially when you put the thumb gusset on the back of the glove for the umpteenth time.
Well, here is a glimpse of the new glove...

Of course I used my trusted KnitPicks Yarn. I love their Stroll. And the best "bang for your buck" is truly the Palette. And right now I am in the process of getting two skeins of each color. So I order a couple every time the order doesn't quite make $ 50.
I wonder sometimes if they recognize return customers. Kinda like two war house workers...." Yo, Ernie...there is that one again that orders two of a color......wonder what she's doing with it"
"Wasn't she just ordering last week?" imagination runs away with me frequently.
On Sunday we are going to the Skacel warehouse. That's right. We are getting the tour and we are able to buy addi needles and yarn at discounted prices.
I am so excited.
Let me know what you think about the gloves and I let you know how it went at Skacel.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

First pattern sale

Has it really been that long? Wow...time flies when you are being busy.
Anyways...I sold my first pattern today! I am very excited. Now of course I hope all goes well, that she got the pattern alright and that there are no mistakes that I (and even my lovely test knitters Nici and Cindy ) overlooked.'s awesome.
The next pattern is knitted up and in the process of being written. Ideas for the next two designs are on paper and swirling around in my head.
There are definitely not enough hours in a day for a creative person. Especially when valuable time has to be wasted on things like a full time job to pay all the bills.
Maybe one day I can pay all the bills with my creativity. That would be so cool.
One can always hope....