I’m absolutely ecstatic, 100 releases, I never thought my design career would be so plentifully blessed with creative designs as to reach 100, but God has given me so many fiber-y visions, today we celebrate that milestone and look forward to even more to come.
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him
Indies Unite! Collaboration: I told you the 99th release would be something special. Puddles and I are thrilled to join with some very talented indie designers in our first eBook collection.
Around here, leashes are rarely worn by dogs, but are often seen attached to humans. Why settle for common nylon, when you can knit “Unleashed” and enjoy the luxury of accessorizing with pure silk. Silk, while softer than a newborn pup’s ear, filament to filament, is stronger than steel. Tough enough to halt a barreling Great Dane, yet gentle enough to soothe his very particular eco human’s wrist, there’s no other way to roam through the woods, “Unleashed”.
It’s Reveal Day!!! I’m beyond thrilled to finally show you the photos for Air Bender. The only problem? Cameramom did such an amazing job shooting the 3 different pattern options, I have too many to share! The first cull was what ones deserve photo editing? After a week I got the hundreds down to 60s. Then I forced myself to collage one image collection for each of the three patterns… with a few surprises mixed in.
As we knit towards release 100, I’m excited to announce it will be a sweater! This sweater is my class project from Jill Wolcott’s “A System of Grading” course (from two years ago). As we knit towards the milestone, I’m thrilled to share some of the things I learned in Jill’s class. Cultivation is a perfect example of when math and design cross wires! Cultivation went through an interesting design development and makes me thankful for the 3rd party people involved in the design process – both tech editors (TE) and review knitters.
Planting is over, and the sun is sure to be shining! Cultivation lets the Vitamin D kiss your shoulders as you weed to keep your garden looking beautiful. Whether outside with a garden hose or tucked inside in your knitting corner while you watch God water for you, this halter seamlessly transitions from outside to in. Designed with the summertime heat in mind, this fun, no-finishing-required, top down tank design features a modest lace detail on the halter, faux side seam details, and simple waist shaping.
Preamble: in a slightly atypical post style, today’s blog contains both the backstory to Cultivation as well as some video how-to tricks and tips for crafting your own Cultivation!
Foreword: Are silk worms animals? If you answer “yes,” best skip this blog and avoid silk yarn.
A Tale of Two Princesses
Legend holds that a princess was enjoying a cup of tea in the garden when a silk cocoon dropped into her cup. The warm tea loosened the cocoon “glue” and as she pulled it out, she was first to see the lustrous and strong fiber that comprised it.
When I started publishing back in November 2011, I never imagined God would bless me with 100 designs! As I near that number, Puddles and I thought it’d be fun to have a celebration along the way. The next release, number 95, kicks off Puddles 100th pattern dash event!