Monday, November 16, 2009

Yippee! The set is finished!

I didn't think he'd do it. The first chair took a couple of weeks to motivate him to finish. Lo' and behold he goes and gets the materials for the second chair and even designed the table at midnight to complete the set. I'm blessed. :-)

I'm out in this quarter issue of Cast On. Its the November 2009-January 2010 issue if anyone is interested. You can look for retailers here.

Here is the hat in Trekking XXL.

Monday, November 9, 2009

My Birthday Present

My man made this for me for my birthday this year. After much consideration I've decided to stain them instead of painting them. I so prefer the natural design of the wood to painting these days. Hopefully soon this adirondack chair will be accompanied by another adirondack chair and an adirondack table for my porch. I'm so excited. He did such a great job.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

When Creativity Gets Frustrating

We're coming up on my third published pattern. The first two were a breeze. The third has turned out to be quite a bit more frustrating. A few times I've gotten to those moments when you just want to throw the knitting across the room, use your needles for darts at the computer screen and say "forget it". The problem is that I enjoy this so much I can't stop myself. So I push past the frustration and go for it. I guess I'm addicted to it now. I knit the Veronique Avery's Lace Ribbon Scarf just to prove to myself I could still knit someone else's pattern. I've submitted a pattern to Knitty more than a month ago. I still haven't heard back from them. People on Ravelry keep telling me that the long wait usually means good news and a quick response is usually a reject. I guess we'll see soon. I have a mountain of stacked designs in my head just itching to get on my needles. My husband wants me to design him a cardigan for Christmas. I just finished a lovely vest I'm calling The Lady of Chalot. I can't show all these designs anymore on my blog because most companies want pattern submissions that haven't been shown anywhere. So you'll have to take my word for it. Its adorable. I've got a fairisle baby sweater pattern I'll be sending off to another magazine shortly. I've got to design a size up for it. My 5 year old saw it and claims he must have one. It is pretty cute. Its called Beach Baby. I've been sewing dresses for my daughter and myself for the past three days. My back has been hurting so much I had to get up from the knitting for a bit and sew something. Winter is almost here and with it comes the necessity for sweaters and knit socks. I only wish I could knit faster.