Monday, January 6, 2014

So this is the New Year...

I hope everyone's 2014 is off to a good start, and that we all get a little selfish knitting done this month. Now that the RocketBoys have gone back to school and Mission Control is quiet, I'm starting to organize for the early part of the year. In addition to another secret project, there are some mittens on deck for test-knitting, some neckwear in early development, and maybe even a summer top... And, of course, I'll do my best to keep it all updated here and in my group on Ravelry:

In the last few weeks of 2013, I was so busy releasing a new pattern that I entirely forgot to write about it here. My technical and social media advisor (RocketBoy 1) has scolded me about this repeatedly, so I guess I'd better get on with it! After being just a bit obsessed with the idea of boot cuffs or toppers for a while now, I finally settled on the stitch patterns I wanted and the range of sizing that I thought was needed to make this a truly accessible pattern. The Trio of Boot Cuffs pattern includes all three styles shown below, in a wide range of sizes and advice for how to really make them your own. I enjoyed wearing the leaf one so much for the photos that I now have to make a set just for me... My next blog post will be more suggestions for how the pattern can be used as a stashbuster - stay tuned!

A final thought on the turning of the year: of all the advice, exhortations and pondering of the new year, the image below is my favorite by far. The only thing missing is "Happy Knitting!"

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