Thanks to everyones' good vibes, it was a success! My first shawl sample is complete, and the result is uh-mazing, if I do say so myself ;) It's currently on the blocking board, and I hope to share some photos closer to the time when the pattern is ready for test knitting and being published, which I hope is soon! It's just down to finishing touches, little details and photos. I'll also be casting on for another, small size version by the end of the week. I can't contain my excitement-- once this pattern is out there, I'll officially have my foot in the door and will get right to work on more designs! yay! :)


first design in the works!

I've been working diligently on a few shawl design ideas in the last few weeks or so. Charting mostly, but also swatching to see how things will play out in a knitted fabric. So far, one idea I've got doesn't seem to want to cooperate at all, so I've put it in time out for now... but after charting and charting, and swatching and charting some more trying to figure it out, I think I've finally got a workable idea! Not the original idea unfortunately, but for another, more simple shawl. I hope to be casting on for the prototype sometime this week and I am so excited to see how it all works out! I'm hoping well. Please send some good vibes my way! :)


only the beginning

The time has come in my knitterly life when I've finally decided to try my hand at design. I'm pretty excited about this - it's been inevitable and a long time coming, after numerous top down sweater conversions and tweaking patterns to my own liking. I have a lot of ideas rolling around in my mind - mostly for sweaters, but also shawls and possibly socks one of these days! So, welcome to my blog, where you will find my design-related musings (and random topics on occasion)! Thank you for joining me on my new venture. :)