Happy New Year’s Eve, all!
I’m just popping my head up from a holiday daze to post a quick note about this whole #VATmess business.
Long-time readers of this blog will remember my Chawton Mittens, which were originally published in the inaugural issue of the Jane Austen Knits magazine all the way back in 2011. Well, the rights reverted back to me after a year, and re-releasing that beloved pattern has been on my to-do list since then. Today, my friends, I’ve finally done it!
So, my new Brightness and Contrast pattern is really focused on what I call That Skein. I think most people (well, most knitters!) immediately know what I’m talking about… but let’s take a moment to just revel in the sheer variety and wonderful insanity that That Skein can bring to your knitting. And, at the end, I’ll do a draw for a copy of the pattern!
I’m up to my eyeballs with non-knitting work at the moment, but I wanted to remind you that the fantastic Gift-A-Long sale that I posted about earlier ends tomorrow! Well, more specifically, the sale part ends; the KAL/CAL continues until the end of December. So what are you waiting for? Go check out the Ravelry group, pick up one (or a dozen) of the patterns you’ve been eyeing, and get stitching!
Thanks to my sister, I found out late last night that there’s a preview of my forthcoming pattern out there in the wild…
Let’s look a little closer, shall we?
This is a beach coverup that I designed, at the request of Kate Atherley/Wisehilda, the knitting editor of the magazine (and tech editing genius, Knitty sock editor, and all-around knitting inspiration), for A Needle Pulling Thread magazine. (ANPT is a Canadian needlework magazine, featuring knitting, crochet, quilting, beading, embroidery, etc.)
The request was for something reeeeeeeeally simple, in linen. Et voilà:
I’ll have more to say about the coverup design when the actual summer issue comes out — for now, you can read my sister’s blog post about finding the preview.
I literally just did a dance in my chair — at the office, no less — on seeing Maria’s finished pair of Chawton Mittens in her blog post. These are the first completed Chawtons I’ve seen (aside from the original sample pair). She had a few technical difficulties, but the results are still outstanding. Way to go, Maria!
Interweave has now made the patterns from the (dare I say it) outstanding special issue, Jane Austen Knits, available for individual download.
That means that my Chawton Mittens pattern can now be yours for $5.50 US as a standalone pattern. You can still buy the entire magazine, either as a PDF download, a Zinio subscription, or a printed copy, of course!
(Can I just say how surreal it is, STILL, to see my name on the Interweave website?)