I’ve been furiously planning, designing and knitting samples for a collection I plan to release next month! Ack! Christmas really slowed me down and then right after the New Year I decided to take the collection in a slightly different direction, which meant the last three samples I had knit would not be used (at this time). So it’s been a bit of a scramble.
But the last of the sample yarn came in yesterday (the yarn diet is getting off to a great start, ha!) and I have all five patterns drafted and off to my tech editor. Well…three of five…I’ve got some polishing up to do on the last two.
The tentative release date for this collection is February 11. It’s a collection of coordinating accessories that includes fingerless mitts, a cowl, a slouchy hat, legwarmers and a shawl. And there are lots of variations for sizes and yarn weights–it’s shaping up to be a really versatile collection. It’s my first actual “e-book”. With previous “collections” I’ve just added all of the separate pattern pdf’s to the e-book listing and viola! E-book! But these patterns are arranged in the style of an actual “book book”. It’s been really fun to put together…I just wish I had about six more hours a day to work on it.
I’ve also been stealing a few moments here and there to read a book that Alicia Paulson recommended: Letters from Honeyhill: A Woman’s View of Homesteading 1914-1922. I love historical books like this about pioneers and what life used to be like. I’ve been reading through a few letters at a time and I’m thoroughly enjoying it.