Hello, lovely knitters!
Long time, no see! Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments on CustomFit’s A-line designs, I’m so glad you like them. I’ll be adding more A-line designs to the site over the next few months, and I can’t wait to see the sweaters start to pop up.
I hope your spring has been completely fantastic so far. Things are warming up here, and the plants have been going crazy in a very good way. My very favorite iris have just bloomed, a treat I look forward to all year long:
And my knitting life has been busy, too! Earlier this month I traveled back to Craftsy for a third time, to film a beginner fit class. I got to design a drop-shoulder cardigan/pullover pattern for the class, and I absolutely loved both knitting it and wearing it. The class will be out later this month if you’re interested – I hope you like it!
Since returning from Denver, things have been settling into a pretty comfortable rhythm here. As those of you who follow me on Ravelry may know, my little company has shrunk to essentially one person (with some contractor coding help here and there) this spring – and I’ve been acclimating to the changing proportion of “new new NEW!” work, and work that’s supporting existing projects.
Overall I really love the change – I feel a lot more connected to the day-to-day issues, now, and I love seeing what you’re all knitting and enjoying. That connection has let me be more on top of bugs and improvements to CustomFit than ever before, which feels really good.
…But I don’t necessarily have the same endless parade of new projects to show you! And so the blog has languished a bit. Earlier this week, though, I spent some time going through the archives of more than 10 years I’ve been writing this blog, looking for inspiration.
And I found something wonderful – that the times when I was clearly most enjoying the blog, I didn’t necessarily have an endless parade of perfection to show you. The blog was equal parts conversation and learning. So I’m going to try to get back to that, if it’s okay with all of you. I’m nervous about this, but excited too.
And I’ll start by admitting that I’ve spent the last 2 weeks knitting on a sweater and I don’t even have the back completed yet! Life has just gotten in the way too much to make faster progress.
At least it’s glorious, though – the yarn is Habu’s silk-wrapped merino, in the color dark brown, and the garment is an A-line tank for summer.
So how have you all been? What are you knitting? Are you full of mojo, participating in Cardipalooza, something else?