I’ve been busy with final pattern edits this week, but I have definitely luxuriated in the ability to knit or not, as I felt like it.
Of course, I’ve felt like it! This is a multiple-choice pattern that I’ve had partially-finished for ages. It will be offered with a bunch of options for customizing the sweater to fit your style–different trim depths, different sleeve lengths, different necklines. I’m especially excited about the photo shoot for this one, since my good friend Jackie and I are going to team up. She’ll be wearing the green sample, I’ll be wearing the teal. There will be beaches, and espadrilles. I’m hoping for an overcast day.
Since I’m just about done with the “main knitting” part of this project, I’ve also got my next design lined up. Something totally new, borne of a conversation I was having with Kim about my favorite colors and my desperate desire to do something I hadn’t designed a year ago.
This will be another multiple-choice number (actually, about half of the designs I’m thinking about for fall will be this way, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on that). Either a cardigan or a tank pullover, since I expect I might want to release it before the weather turns cool in North America (it’s nice to have options for all seasons). I’ve been playing around with working shaping into the stitch pattern, and I think I’ve got it now. So look for more in-progress pics of this soon!
The design I’m excited about after THAT (can you tell I’m a bit backed up?) is a birthday gift for my dearest friend. She’s been wanting a longer-lined, shaped cardigan that will flatter her straighter, broad-shouldered figure and I think I have just the thing. It’ll be an exciting summer, that’s for sure!