These last few weeks seem to have brought together my creative efforts of the last few months.
Everything snuck up and then was suddenly done and out there. My work has been ongoing to such an extent that when this month rolled around the finishing of so much has been a surprise. The fact that others have noticed my efforts has been a joy!
- Felicia Lo of SweetGeorgia blogged about the Espresso Shawl.
- Trish Moon of Indigo Moon Yarns reblogged my post Knitting Curves and the Saracen Shawl.
- Patternfish just released their January Newsletter and my pattern Lauren Tree is one of the Editors Choice patterns for the month.
- Vogue Knitting Winter 2012/2013 has just been released and my #15 Floral Socks is in it and a mention of my work made it to the Made in Canada column! Lee Ann Dalton interviewed me a few months ago and wrote a wonderful little article about painting lace. The picture they used was one of my favorites, a piece from a few years ago, a painted piece of Torchon lace designed by Barbara Abbey.
- And Patternfish has just posted an awesome review of my new Saracen pattern.
Through it all I have kept on knitting.
Tracie hat is finished. I love it. I am going to reknit the cap with a different yarn, and beads, and turn it into a Spring/Summer class.
It feels like I am knitting miles of twisted I-cords for the straps for my Riveted Bag. The cord is about 4 feet long already and it needs to be at least 5 feet so that there is room to shrink.
I can hardly wait to felt the pieces and see what the bag and the twisted cords look like!
It looks like there will be time to resurrect the “Patina project” that I started last fall!