Just as Tuesday was a Good Day, this was a very good week. Besides the release of the Magnolia Vintage Capelet in the Classic Elite Yarns Web-letter, I heard from two publishers, created three more design submissions, finalized plans for one special project for a yarn company, and completed three FOs (guess I should be tired!) Two of the FOs must remain hidden for now, as there is the possibility they will be published some day (in print or online) as the capelet was earlier in the week:
This design is doing well in the “fave” and queue department on the Ravelry pattern page, so thanks, everyone, for the positive reception!
One of the perks of having a design published in the CEY Web-letter is that your finished project is returned to you after publication. The capelet returned home yesterday and I draped it on “Molly Mannequin” for one more photo session:
A close-up of the fabric in this capelet is currently appearing as the cover photo on the Designs by KN Facebook page. If you look at the small profile pic (the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area outside Aspen, CO) against the backdrop of the capelet fabric, it appears that the mountain peaks were a subconscious influence (see more examples below.)
Other projects completed this week ranged from small accessories to baby blankets. I finished up this cotton chenille version of Rippling Waves Baby Blanket:
The feather & fan stitch pattern must be the most popular stitch of all time. Whenever I need to make a baby blanket, this is my go-to pattern for a knitted version. I had a quantity of NuMei Cotton Chenille in stash, so pulled out four balls of the color Snow Orchid for this one. Although rather a trial on the hands and arms due to the inelasticity of the yarn, it’s very soft and is certain to become even softer after washing and drying. It will make for comfy cozy swaddling of someone’s sweet baby.
As this week comes to an end, it will be just the beginning of another travel adventure for us. Time for the annual ski trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado:
Steamboat Springs, CO ski area
It’s actually a ski/design “vacation” – DH skis, I stay warm indoors knitting, crocheting, and designing! Here are some of the projects created on previous “ski country” trips. Notice how the colors and shapes in the mountainous landscape, trees, sky and snowy setting appear to have influenced the finished projects?
Looking forward to this getaway and more inspiration for new designs. Will be packing my bag with lots of blank journal pages, yarn, stitch dictionaries and knit/crochet tools to amuse myself while DH hits the slopes …
Hope to return with even more new projects to share. Until then, keep warm and stitch on!
P.S. Almost forgot about another FO/new design. As long as the camera was out while photographing the returned capelet, thought I’d show how the Bold Button Neckpiece looks on a real human!