A couple of them have gone off to the editors and will appear in the next issue of Jane Austen Knits this fall (yes, two, I experienced some panic here and there to complete the samples and patterns, but it all worked out). Because the samples were for sizes smaller than me, I decided not to get them back and will instead knit my own down the line, which means we'll be able to do a couple of KALs! I appreciate that samples are knit at smaller/est sizes, since they take less time and yarn to complete (and fit better on "models"), but I've decided that I really love my sweaters. They're a personal thing for me, and I wear them as much of the year as possible (today is rainy and cool, and I'm wearing Wavelette - see below), so it will be worth it for me to reknit a version to wear and have for trunk shows and such. I know there are a lot of designers with a different philosophy, but this is what works for me.
To that end, I have a couple of sweaters that have just gone into pattern testing: Wavelette, which you may have heard about if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, and Bloc Cardi, which was a submission I never heard back about, so it's been sitting on the back burner for a few months, and I finally decided to get out of my funk and get this one moving.
|Wavelette (I'm actually really in love with this knit, but self-photography doesn't always make for the most flattering photography - "beauty shots" to come)|
|Bloc Cardi - it's easier to smile when your husband takes your picture!|
And then there's Bloc Pulli, which has been written, graded, tested, and edited. Now, we just need a photo shoot before summer shows up in force.
On top of the five mentioned, I have a couple more completed knits (with lots of scribbledy notes and doodley sketches) that will be written and graded soon-ish. One is a laceweight shrug-y cardigan that someone begged me to write up when I wore it to this year's Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival, and the other was the result of a gansey/guernsey/jersey obsession and some yarn from an earlier Gore Place visit. You can spot a sun-bleached peek in the Maine pictures. Soon! However, my time won't be my own after tomorrow, when Penelope finishes Preschool. Ack! She's finishing Preschool! So, I will have less computer time, though I've started doing a lot of my writing and grading on Google docs, so I can do some stuff while sitting on a park bench while the kids splash in the sprinklers.