Saturday, 26 January 2013


Where did the week go?

This week I've been sorting out studio samples. I've not been satisfied with the results which has meant a lot of frogging and having a re-think. I know part of it is my perfectionist brain thinking "These aren't quite right" but they are going to be sold to clients who need perfect samples. Not only so that they can accurately re-engineer the garment but also because they paid for it. It's basic customer service. Any way I'm happy to report that all now going well and samples are knitting along nicely.

I've also been designing some more socks. Two for knit-a-longs I'm involved in and one as part of the current series I've been designing. I'll post some pictures when they've been cast on and I've knitted past the leg cuff.

Finally, I've been working on my vest -

As you can see, there has been some growth and now the pattern can be seen -

I thought the snowflakes would be appropriate given the recent weather. I'm really pleased with how it's turning out. Not too shabby for my first attempt at intarsia. It's giving me lots of ideas for patterns and how I can incorporate other techniques into it. For now though, I just have to keep going and hope I'll get quicker.


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