Tuesday, December 05, 2006
First crochet pattern in the wild!
This is one of the last patterns that I sold this summer (when I still had time to swatch!) but the first one to make it into print. I love the vagaries of publishing, really I do.
This pattern was done for Plymouth Yarn, in their new raw silk yarn called Shire. The pattern is a stand alone leaflet, and is available at yarn stores than carry the yarn (and I hear a rumor it will also show up in a magazine next year, but I don't know which one or when!). It is done in an overall shell pattern, with scalloped trim on the hem, sleeve hems and neckline. It worked up very quickly, and I liked the yarn quite a bit. I also think they did a lovely job at the photo shoot - isn't that a nice photo?
I have been working away on the socks for SWTC but can't figure out where I put the digital camera, so you will have to wait another day or two for photographic evidence.
And Bunny Boy has been hanging out inside this week - we had a wicked storm on Friday night with high winds and lots of scary noises, so we brought him in off the porch. He is currently holding court in the kitchen - which would be fine if I didn't want to use my back door or the first floor powder room....
Off to work on the knitting book. I had a long drive back from visiting family on Sunday and started figuring out how much time I had left to write how many words. I was feeling pretty okay about things (although I am not as far along as I would have liked) until I started figuring in the log home book. Now I am in a dead bloody panic. So I have switched to decaf and am going to soldier on and not look at the calendar.