Wow, I didn't mean to let so much time go by since my last post. No excuses though, I have been (happily) busy. In this 3 month interim I've published M's Favorite, Mad's Gift, and Mitzi, and revised Corinne – adding a smaller cowl in the process. I've also been working out a journal system for keeping track of all of this craziness, with a to-do list that starts out with
- post twitter
- post instagram
- post blog
so, ya, my bad – until now.
As I've written previously, I'm driven (since working with quince&co on Linda) to update my patterns with metrics and Quince's formatting terminology and language. Starting with my early designs (first public offerings in 2010-11) this review sometimes goes beyond the surface and I find myself tweaking other things. The latest in my revision queue is May.
May was designed with Classic Elite's Wool Bam Boo (50% Wool, 50% Bamboo), my go-to yarn at that time, that has since been discontinued. So embedded in this task is an opportunity to try something new. Juliet's birthday gift to me this year was a gift certificate to quince&co. Starting there and checking for comparable gauge I discovered their Willet, a sport-weight cotton. I find it thrilling that they are environmentally conscious, and this cotton yarn, billed as cleaner, is also quite lovely to work with. I'm swatching now for my revised May to be followed next by pattern #128, as yet unnamed but with design coming into focus.
More to come, sooner than the last round. I promise.