… I’ve been a bit quiet on here recently, but for good reason. I’m working on another new design at the moment and swatching, charting and sketching a few others in my spare moments (not many of those at right now) before I forget them. That’s the trouble with ideas. Sometimes one idea will turn out to be a jumping off point for several others and before you know it you have too many ideas to knit. I always seem to get the best ideas when I don’t have the time to take them any further, but if I jot them down now, hopefully I can pick them up again when I have some time.
Before I go any further, I’d just like to thank you for your kind comments on my swirl shawl that I showed you last time I’m so glad you liked it and I love reading your comments!
As usual, I can’t tell you anything about what I’m knitting at the moment, except that it requires yarn and several different pointy sticks! You’ll have to be patient or use your imagination
So what can I tell you about? Well, not much really, but I can tell you about a re-release of one of my patterns from Knit Now Magazine, Glacier (if you missed it, you can read about the design process behind Glacier here):
I’m lucky enough to have had Glacier chosen as one of the patterns to be featured in a ‘best of’ bookazine for Knit Now called 70 Beautiful Knits yay! (All the patterns in the bookazine have been previously published in Knit Now Magazine.)
If you’re looking out for it this picture might help (hat not included)!
I’ve even got a picture of my design on the back cover – bottom right - (whoop, whoop!):
You can get the bookazine on the publisher’s website here and in larger newsagents in the UK.
I will, at some point self publish Glacier on Ravelry, as I now have the rights to the pattern back, as well as the sample. I’m not quite sure when this might be though, as I need to re-make the sample in a colour that makes me look less like a corpse (I’m too pale to wear this shade of blue, much as I like it and unless you know any willing models, muggins here will have to attempt to strike a pose)! I’m also contemplating another matching accessory pattern to go with it (a shawl/shawlette/scarf perhaps?) to sell as an eBook as well as selling the patterns individually (the eBook would be priced cheaper than buying the individual patterns) - what do you think?
I’ve not done much self publishing before, so I’d really appreciate your views! What do you like to see in downloadable patterns? Let me know!