I’ve been mulling over this one for a bit: making my patterns into knitting kits. It took me a bit, but I finally came up with a presentation I’m happy with. This first release is the Newborn Knit Kit for the Cabled Earflap Cap. The kit includes the printed full color pattern with numerous photos along with a skein of the luxury yarn, Terra by the Fibre Company. It is all packaged in a sweet eco-friendly gift box that is perfect for giving or receiving.
It was dismally rainy here a couple of days ago, so I holed up in my studio and tackled designing a rug to hook. I love oriental rugs, so I took my lead from that. I combined some motifs from rugs I have in the house with adaptations of a photoshop brush or two and then threw in a dash of traditional primitives in the form of a penny design. Me being me, I couldn’t have a perfectly centered asymmetrical pattern. I’m always intrigued with what the mind’s eye needs to fill in, so I let things run amok and fall of the edges of the piece.
I’m anxious to get hooking and start playing with colors. I’m thinking mottled creamy tones for the background with soft pinks, browns, greens, and turquoise for the main body of the design. But you never know with me. That may well all change.
I love my unwavering belief that I am going to just sit down with my yarn and needles and whip something new out. Beautiful. Inspired. And get it right the first time. I apparently refuse to learn. Things like this happen.