I know I’ve been a little in and out this summer, more so than I would prefer. What can I say–LIFE has been happening. Like any
mother, woman, maker, human, I always aspire to achieve more than perhaps is realistic given the current State of Things.
I sat down today to write my seasonal bucket list for fall, as I so love to do. But I found myself scanning Ravelry endlessly, flipping through patterns I had favorited the past few months, and generally trying to find some cohesive theme that would just feel serendipitous.
The patterns were all marvelous. It was just me.
Fall bucket list postponed to next week.
Instead I am sharing with you what I have planned for the upcoming quarter over here in my little corner of the Internet. I’ve been busy designing and updating patterns all year and have some marvelous releases planned for the next couple of months. I am trying to pace pattern releases so they launch once a month. Otherwise, I assume it’s hard for knitters to keep up.
Here’s your sneak peak!
Expect this fall number to be released in the next week or so. (Top secret: it’s already actually on Ravelry here, as the test knitters upload their photos…) I actually developed this design at the beginning of the year, but have been saving it because it screamed FALL to me. This one knits up quick in worsted weight. More details soon! If you are feeling that Fall Itch and secretly lighting all those pumpkin spice candles when no one is looking, this one is for you.
Little White Sparkly Shawl
I just sent this pattern off to my tech editor this morning! I love this shawl. It has a sequin strand in the mix for a bit of shimmer (but not over the top). I already know I am wearing this one to the office holiday party this year.
This is my favorite kind of shawl: easy, textured, and crescent shaped. Not too busy, but not boring. I aiming for a late-September release for this one.
Twist Shawl-Finally Updated!
I tried to update my Twist Shawl earlier this summer but still fell flat on adjusting the shaping. I cannot tell you how incredibly pleased I am to announce this second updated version is shaped PERFECTLY. (Do you hear the angels harking? I do.) As soon as this baby is back from the tech editor, everyone who has already purchased the pattern will automatically get an updated version through Ravelry.
The new Twist Shawl is a perfect crescent shape and has that signature twist texture.
I swoon. And I couldn’t be prouder.
I have this awkward lull right now between projects and have absolutely nothing of substance on my needles.
I know. It’s shocking.
I’ve been working on a pair of socks and trying not to track my yarn shipment via Fed X every five minutes.
It’s a challenge.
I’ve had a request to drum up a kid’s poncho, so I hope to tackle that next. I also have ambitions to develop some video tutorials for two of my hat patterns to help folks out that are finding the lateral braid tricky. Beyond that, my mind is just one big creative jumble.
And…I have some big plans hatching for a This Knitted Life Facebook group, so do stay tuned for that soon. If only a knitting business was just about, well, knitting.
What do you plan to knit this fall?
P.S. Have you discovered my Facebook page, in case you need minor injections of snark between blog posts. Just saying.