Various and Sundry, Secrets and Spring

I am completely, wonderfully overwhelmed by your support of the Fit to Flatter series. I feel so excited to share the upcoming installments with you, and hope they continue to please. I’ve been asked to do a couple of guest blog postings for other sites, too, and will be sure to let you know when they go live.

Knitting, of course, continues. Here’s the state of the next design on the track:

I hope to get this one out to you in May (have you figured out that I’d like to put up a design per month this year?). Speaking of designs, I can finally tell you about the project that started the whole design thing off. One year ago, the lovely ladies (and my good knitting buds) Debbie (Stitchy McYarnpants) and Caro mentioned to me that they needed a specific design for a secret project, they thought it would be a good fit for me, and was I interested?

“I haven’t ever done that before!” said I.

“You do math for your JOB, and that’s the only hard part!” said they.

“I am totally without experience!” said I.

“You do nothing but modify your sweaters and you have a great eye!” said they. “Besides, we have Kristi Porter as our tech editor. It’ll be fine.” And it was.

And now, a year later, the secret project is available for pre-order!

I can’t even begin to tell you how many talented designers are included in this book. (The incomparable Marnie MacLean did the cover sweater in case you’re wondering.) I feel totally unworthy of their company and very, very excited for the actual book.

Spring has been blooming and heady in Boston for a few weeks, but it’s slower in Maine (where my husband and I are from). Last weekend we took the family to the lovely Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, hoping for a riot of tulips. Really, things were just starting to bud and only a few tulips were blazing their color over the landscape. But we had a good time anyway!

I hope spring is blooming beautifully wherever you are, as well.

11 thoughts on “Various and Sundry, Secrets and Spring

  1. I’ve only made it to the Coastal Gardens in the dead of winter, but I’ve plans to make a trip up this summer 🙂

    I look forward to the book!

  2. Yay, new design coming. Yay, you’re in a book. You go, girl!

    We have spring today. Furnace ran all week. Sigh.

  3. Okay…jealous of the trip with the boys. I am ready for another visit to Maine. Still loveing the new sweater…that nifty beaded lace bit at the bottom is loverly.

  4. That’s another beautiful design. Congrats on being published in that book!

  5. Wow! A design a month! It’s a great objective for a talented designer like you. We’re lucky! Congratulations on the book!

  6. how exciting! i can’t wait to see the inside of that book 🙂 congratulations!

  7. Congrats on the book! It definitely looks like something I will have to check out.

  8. Vintage-inspired? You totally have my attention!


  9. Well done for the book pattern! I must find time to study your fit to flaatter series. Thank you.

  10. Oh dear… that book looks like just what I need. I’ll have to stretch my knitting pattern budget!

  11. Congrats on being featured in the new book! Love the new design.

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