I haven’t been a very productive knitter this past year. It’s been quite a busy year with a new baby, plus I had yarn discontinued right as I was about to release a pattern in it. Twice. Twice in just the last 4 months. It all sort of killed my knitting and designing mojo.
But today I’m getting back to the needles. I had a lovely day to myself to drive out to Webs in Northampton, MA to do some shopping and planning (and eating because Northampton has AMAZING restaurants!!). I have seven different patterns outlined. My ambitious release schedule gives me 18 months to release them all. It’ll probably take more like two years, what with two small children at home, but I’m going to try hard to meet my initial release schedule.
The first two, both scheduled for this autumn, are my first men’s sweater and a boy’s cabled pullover. I designed the men’s sweater for my husband and I’m quite proud of it. It’s ready to photograph. This evening I showed the red yarn for the boy’s sweater to my 4 year old and he was very excited (red is his favorite color). I’ll be casting that one on this weekend.