Growth Spurt

Posted on Mar 26, 2009. 8 comments

Lately everything I've been knitting has been for submission to publishers, and one of the cardinal rules of design is thou shalt not post preview photos on thine knitting blogge. So instead I've been showcasing my hand spun yarn. It's nice to have a little variety so today I have knitting to share.
First up is my Reusable Paper Towel. I recently rewrote the pattern to include charted and written directions (which are pithy but complete). I've grown as a designer since I first wrote the pattern and I think it shows in the new version. Below is a snapshot of my test knit of the shiny new written instructions.
I'm sad to say something so pretty will be put to use cleaning up green globules from the Isle of Lucy. Onward.
Next up is a new and improved Mama Jane. These now go to Eleven, or One Louder. (Spinal Tap is actually going on tour this spring. Weirdly cool, no?). I'd like to dedicate the new size 11 Mama Janes to the patron saint of foot wear, David St. Hubbins.
Lastly exactly half of my Phat Fiber submission is ready to go.
Sending the stitch markers away to good homes when I really want to keep them all for myself shows personal growth, right? Funny, there's such a fine line between stupid and clever.


  • Posted by Roberta on Mar 26, 2009

    Well, you know if you need a “safe” place to store those stitch markers.
    It is a great idea to give stitch markers away as promotional stuff. So pretty too.

  • Posted by Kath on Mar 26, 2009

    No more stupid than the fact that I have a couple pairs of baby socks I’ve knitted that we know I’ll never have a use for and I should just give away but they are just so darn cuuuuuute!
    And one pair was technically my “first socks” so maybe I could frame them?

  • Posted by Carrie K on Mar 26, 2009

    Pretty stitch markers. You needed to send them off so that they won’t tempt you to cast on new projects instead of Writing The Thesis.

  • Posted by mindy on Mar 26, 2009

    Pretty shiny beads- love them. Can’t resist them. I only use the plain one, but I love pretty ones- do you make and sell them (I’ve missed something, haven’t I).

  • Posted by Michelle on Mar 26, 2009

    No plans to sell the markers. I’m making them as a promotional thing for Phat Fiber. Making 100 seems a little ambitious about halfway through!

  • Posted by AlisonH on Mar 26, 2009

    It’s hard, isn’t it? When I gave away that amaryllis, it was like giving a pet away for adoption, while I argued with myself that it was an inanimate plant and pretended to be more generous than I felt.
    The recipient made it worth it though by how thrilled he was.

  • Posted by Carrie on Mar 26, 2009

    I like the reusable paper towel, for sure! Brilliant idea. If I could get my husband on board I’d make a ton of them.

  • Posted by Lori on Mar 26, 2009

    I can’t, can’t, can’t actually USE the white paper towel. I must make them out of an ugly yarn.
    I love the stitch marker idea!

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