Instead of becoming distracted by posting to social media, I periodically write about the projects I’m working on here. Honestly, there hasn’t been much progress on existing projects since the last time I wrote. The humidity this summer was not kind to my planned work and there were too many large projects. No one wants a lapful of wool in August!
New Project – High Sierra Shawl sample for LGF Suris
When Margaret posted some yarn color combination ideas for Rosemary (Romi)’s High Sierra Shawl re-release (Ravelry link), I drooled publicly over the greens. Next thing I knew, yarn was on its way and I’d offered to knit a sample!
It’s beyond a lovely design to knit, and the LGF Suris yarn is delightful.
Yes, you may see some of these photos on social media, just because I’m not posting doesn’t mean I won’t send pics to someone else!
Project 2 – Designs: Oink Pigments and LGF Suris
My tech editor sent me very useful feedback on the Oink Pigments poncho design. I need to sit and incorporate the changes, it’s tedious and at the moment similar in editing nature to my other work, so I’ve neglected it. I really do hope to release the poncho design by the end of October.
Project 3 – Swatches
The Anzula swatches have been patiently waiting for a bath since June. I have no excuse other than I got bored. Now that I’m working on my overall swatch library project, my goal is to design this sort of long-term swatching program in a way that helps to prevent repetition boredom.
I’m still slogging away on gifts, a blanket isn’t very summer friendly. At the end of August I set aside the large projects and began to work on smaller items such as hats. Hopefully this will help momentum to return.
I upgraded the motor on the ball winder! The original one (likely from a VCR) wasn’t quite strong enough to easily pull yarn from a swift. This one is, I wound all the High Sierra yarn without any extra intervention. However it’s very loud. Right now that’s a trade off I’m willing to live with.
I’m planning what to knit in memory of Cat Bordhi. Her influence on my knitting is undeniable. I remember when I first discovered Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles: A Manual of Elegant Knitting Techniques and Patterns, my world expanded and was forever changed for the better.