Sunday, April 27, 2008

At Least a Bit of Knitting Progress

Last night, I got a note from Elisa letting me know that the Yarn Harlot had posted about her Portland trip and that there was a picture of me on her blog. How cool is that? (That is, cool if I set aside the fact that I look pretty haggard and a little weird in the photo ;) Of course, a mere mention by Stephanie has brought traffic here to my blog, which in turn reminded me of what a bad blogger I've been lately.

Actually, perhaps rather than a bad blogger perhaps I've been a bad knitter. I've been focusing on so many new things coming for my Fearless Fibers Shop that I haven't had much time for knitting. The Merino/Tencel Sock Yarn is ready to launch in early May. (If you're on my mailing list, you'll receive word about that. If you're not on the list, feel free to send me an e-mail to be added.) I also have a new batch of Laceweight Merino colorways that will be coming shortly thereafter. A sale on heavier weight, cold-weather yarns is also in the works for the relatively near future. Add to that a big 'ol secret project that is starting to take up some time and I must admit that I haven't been the most prolific knitter of late.

I did manage to finish up the shawl I've been working on. This is the one of my own design using my FF Laceweight Merino in the Philosophy colorway. I haven't gotten any good photos yet, but here are a couple that will have to do for now.

In this one, you can better see the center and how the pattern flows and shifts where it's grafted together. I rather like this little design element.

The pattern is undergoing a down and dirty test run (thank you, Christine!) and should be ready to release in early May at the same time as the new Merino/Tencel Sock Yarn is released.

So you see, I may be a bit delinquent in my knitting, but I have managed to make some progress - and, of course, the lack of knitting is to accommodate time for yarn dyeing - so perhaps you'll forgive me!


Micki said...

The stole looks fantastic! And you look great in the Yarn Harlot's photo. :)

Lynne E. said...

That photo makes you look very young and fresh--not haggard at all! Of course, maybe you don't want to look like a kid . . . :-)