Seven new patterns in eight weeks
The madness that started with the release of Clematis has (at least temporarily, I think, though I may be proved wrong) ended with the dual release of Lazy River and Stream (as well as the e-book that combines the last two called Confluence). That makes seven new patterns released in an eight-week period. Eight, if you count Confluence on its own. All but Clematis were conceived, knit, written up, tech edited, photographed, as well as released in that eight-week stint. No wonder I got sick the other day—not super sick, just a mild stomach irritation that is making eating and other related activities… uncomfortable, as well as making me sleep 21 of the first 24 hours after it hit—and I’m definitely on the mend.
Edited to add: Oops. Forgot about the other e-book. Roses and Riverbeds combines the Rosehaven and Lazy River cowl patterns into one document. So, depending on how you count it, this might be the ninth release in eight weeks. Or not.
My body seems to be telling me it’s time to slow down.
Which is good, because I don’t have anything to knit right now.
I know. How strange is that? I thought I had something to knit. I had a plan. I swatched. Several times. Blocked the swatches, calculated gauge. I knit a sleeve. But it turns out that either the yardage stated on the label is all wrong, or something else is, because that sleeve took almost half the yarn that I had. A sweater would be very strange with only two sleeves, and nothing to hold them together. Actually, wouldn’t be much of a sweater, would it? I’m disappointed, too. I was really looking forward to wearing that sweater. Drat. Yes, I know. I’m sure there’s enough yarn to make a vest. But it’s been hot out, so I am dying to knit a thick, warm sweater, not a measly little vest thing that I will probably never wear. Frustrating.
I guess I could rip out the top of the thick, warm sweater I knit last summer in that lovely Malabrigo Twist, but I’m not emotionally ready to do the ripping part of that yet. Also a bit frustrating.
Back to the drawing board, I guess. I wonder if I have a sweater’s worth of some other yarn hanging out unnoticed in my yarn trunk. Hm. Might have to go stash diving.
Gayle at Patternfish interviewed me recently. The interview was released late yesterday in the most recent edition of their new monthly newsletter. If you’re not on the list, be sure to read it. Actually, read it even if you are on the list! Either way, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Time and time again I have sat myself down to write a quick little blog post about something or other, and the next thing I knew it went on for a number of lengthy paragraphs. Or so. Recently I stumbled upon this quote from Blaise Pascal (19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662), a French mathematician, physicist, and theologian; the same man for whom the Pascal programming language was named. It seems to suit:
“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.”