Sunday, 30 January 2011

New patterns

I've been a bit quiet recently, both here and on Ravelry. Part of that is house DIY, a new job and the fact that the computer is now out of the living room and I feel a bit antisocial if I don't spend some time in the same room as my other half in the evening! The other is because I've been busy with some new designs. One of them is hopefully going to be published soon and then there are some laceweight patterns I'm working on at the moment.

I don't know why but in summer I feel like knitting thick yarn and in winter I end up with laceweight! Still at least its handy when planning ahead with my wardrobe.

I have an idea in my head for five laceweight cardi/sweaters. The kind of thing you can throw in a bag and they scrunch up to nothing. Then when the sun starts to set you can put them on over a vest top.

Of course I live in the UK so I'll probably only get to wear each one once in what we call "summer time"!

But still its fun. The idea is to have as little seaming as possible, and I'm trying to play around with the construction a bit and trying out a few new techniques.

When they are finished I should be publishing them on Ravelry, but it might take me some time, five sweaters in laceweight..... I must be mad!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Previous knitting patterns

I previously published patterns on another blog and I've just got around to bringing them over here. They are available by clicking the links on the right hand side of the page. They are all simple free patterns for accessories.

My new years knitting resolutions

1. To finish some of my 2010 WIPs (after all there are so many of them to choose from)

2. To blog more often and try to keep my Ravelry stash and projects up to date including photographs

3. To get more of my pattern published. I've now designed several patterns myself but I tend to write them down on scraps of paper and then forget about them when I've finished knitting. I need to organise a more coherent method of writing my patterns and then do something with them when I have finished knitting.

4. To try not to finish 2011 with as many unfinished projects as 2010.....

I'm not going to bother putting on in about not buying as much yarn as I just know I'll never keep it!