Oooh have I got news for you!
But first – yes I like to tease I have a FO and an almost FO and a slightly secret FO that I can sort of talk about.
Knitted in a couple of spare balls of Sirdar Toddler Aran left over from my zip up cardi.
knitted in the round on 4.5mm aero needles – the armbands and neckband were done on 3.75mm circulars.
Modifications: I made the armsyches slightly lower and deeper than the pattern as I had read on the Ravelry forums that they were a bit tight. I just need to pluck up courage to wear it to work now – it is a new style for me
Lady Eleanor is finished and blocking – just needs the fringe once she is dry – photos then…
I finished another design this weekend, I have called it the Quatrefoil Shrug, it will be available for sale at The Unique Sheep shortly, I just need to get some decent photos in daylight and finish writing up the pattern and she is done.
Now for the real news! I have had some designs accepted for a forthcoming book! The book is the follow up to Sensual Knits and you could have knocked me down with a feather when I read the email from the publishers ( Actually I whooped and hollered and DH thought I had lost my mind – I hadn’t told him that I had submitted the designs in case nothing came of it.)
I’m off now to work on a new design for a shawl for the Unique Sheep – lots of lovely leafy patterns in a lovely fingering weight yarn – merino/tencel – yum!