knitting · pattern · photo posts · Uncategorized

By the end of the month, if all goes to plan, I’ll have published 10 indie patterns this year, so far—

but 6 of the 9 so far are hats;

two are shawls,

and two of the planned ten are cowls.

(One’s a connected triangle cowl. It could use some new photography. But that aside, it looks like I still classed it as a cowl, rather than as a bandanna or a headband. One is a balaclava, but you can wear a balaclava as a hat, so I counted it in the hat category.)

This seems unbalanced, with a considerable lean towards hats, and that bothers me a little—but it looks like I am/may still be in a hat phase for a little while. I’ve been playing with some structural ideas, which seem fairly compelling to me, and I guess on the up side, small projects like hats and socks are decent for spring and summer knitting—but I still feel a sort of low-level anxious desire to Get Ahead with those in a way that would free up some time to experiment with some spring and summer tops and light sweaters.

In other news, Igneous/Igneoramous is available now (link here or above), SALT cowl is coming soon (sneak preview in first photo—it’s really simple but still extremely satisfying), and everything that comes after that is too far out or too early in planning for me to talk about it without jinxing it.

knitting · pattern · photo posts

MAFIC.

A new hat! Mafic is a simple garter-stitch beanie with an unusual construction. Knit it flat on one circular needle, with no seaming at the end. It’s reversible, with faux seams on the ostensible wrongside.

(If you want.)

knitting · photo posts · yarn

a few things.

  • remain terrible at blogging/this whole thing
  • working on some shawls
  • also hats
  • also some others things
  • plus kids’ clothing so
  • I feel deeply unproductive, but 2/4 yarns in the photo have been knit up, and projects have been started with the others.
collaboration · knitting · photo posts

Just barely squeaking by with a November post!

I’ve got a lot of projects at the almost-finished stage, which is deeply distressing in a lot of ways! Also just renewed my cheapish WordPress subscription, so am experiencing low-level angst about how terrible the blog and site look and how infrequently I really use them.

MEANWHILE:

November saw two completed design projects: Liner Notes 3 and Twine Cowl. I like the latter a lot better, since the first is pretty simple and it doesn’t really feel as interesting as the other patterns in the same series.