With a degree in philosophy, you knew it wouldn’t be long before I had a “String Theory” blog. But, I wager, this isn’t going to be quite what you expected.
Originally designed and knit WAY back in January and tech edited a few months later, CIA Cowl MKAL languished as an unpublished FO for the simple lack of an appropriate hook. I hummed and hawed over different theme concepts, but lacked passionate conviction that any did the design justice.
Finally, April arrived and I was still in a state of “undeclared” – had I still been a uni student that would have meant an entire semester was wasted on extracurriculars! Desperate, I applied to my friend and design mentor, the fabulously wonderful, NinaKnits.
Over the distance of an Internet line we chatted about the pros and cons of various themes I’d considered… mostly the cons. Then she presented me with a link: 50 different ways to tie your shoelaces. Curious about what exactly this has to do with the design? You’ll have to join the MKAL to find out!
Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling, and then, yes, that’s it! That’s perfect! Who knew!!!
A few internet searches equipped me with the broad stroke on the CIA’s Cold War activities and volia. The next day, this languishing design had a name, purpose, theme… and publication date!
So welcome to all you secret knitting agents! Check your Ravelry libraries next Thursday for the first installment of this MKAL.
Keep an eye out for this image as he is your “behind enemy lines” contact sharing top secret communications about the prizes you’ll be angling for!
It isn’t too late to join – grab your CIA Cowl pattern on Ravelry and join the pre-MKAL chatting fun in the Knit Eco Chic group.
Interesting to read about what inspires a design, even if we don’t get to see that design for a while.
Thanks Lisa… 7 days and counting until the first portion is released :-).