Monday, September 08, 2008
Cobwebs And Dust...
All of the cobwebs are cleaned up and I've dusted and swept. Amazing what happens when something is left untouched.
It's been awfully busy around here. Not that anyone would know. I haven't really had any inclination to write or update, but now there are some things worth mentioning.
First, I have two patterns coming out in a book, Off The Cuff, which will be available around October 1st. It's currently available for pre-order. You can preview some of the designs here as well as order. Both of my designs are on the cover! How exciting is that? Has me grinning ear to ear, but I can't help myself. They're also having a contest for anyone who is a member of Ravelry's Fingerless Gloves Fanatics Group. Pre-order a book by September 15, give your Rav name and be entered to win $100 worth of yarn and goodies.
On a calmer note, but still very excited, I finished my Chevron III. I can't believe it's off the needles. And so pretty.
Knit with Austermann Smaragd Classic from Elann.com. Great yarn and price. Washable too. This is for the lovely Omega. I meant to have it done by last Christmas, but hey, at least it's done before Christmas '08, right?
The next BIG thing I finished was my Kusha Kusha Scarf. Over one year on the needles. It was tedious, but I love the end results.
Finally, for now, my Luna Moth Shawl. On my needles since May '07, I really didn't think I'd ever get the gumption to finish it. But I did. And I love it!
Knit in Elann Callista, a rayon/ cotton/ linen blend. It hasn't been blocked yet, I'll get pictures when that's done. It's just been too hot to do anything like that for a while.
Special thanks to the Ravelympics for the motivation to finish these three items. I'm so glad I had a last minute change of heart and decided to join the WIP Wrestling team rather than cast on something new (which I do all of the time anyway).
I have quite a few more finished objects, but I'll get to them later. Ravelry takes up some of my time, and I have a couple of other projects keeping me busy as well. Other than that, all is well, the usual ups and downs, but life goes on.