Patterny goodness

There are various design related things afoot here at Knitting to Stay Sane; One of these is close to being hot off the presses (errr, hot off the needles?), and this is awesome but for the fact that it leads to a bit of project radio-silence when I can’t quite reveal it yet. Rest assured, though, that yet more socks of awesomeness are on their way soon to a blog near you.

I also have a few miscellaneous things to report/catch up on:

1. All of my sale patterns are now (and will be from now on as new designs come forward) available through Patternfish as well as through my Ravelry store (Rav link). For those of you who would like a non-Ravelry way of accessing these patterns – ta-da! Patternfish is an online home for a wide variety of knitting pattern sales and houses quite a few indie designers, and I am pleased to be among them.

2. My friend and yarn-dyer-extraordinaire Kim (Indigodragonfly) is going to be doing a Single Skein Club, and signups begin February 14th. I’m going to be designing up one of the accompanying patterns for the club, and her yarns are pretty gorgeous on their own, so this has crazy fun written all over it.

3. The Mulled Wine Mitts pattern that I did for Canadian Living is available for free, and I have been remiss in pointing out (here on the blog at least) the brilliant “mitts demystified” post written by Austen, the CL crafts editor. After the pattern was released we discovered that some knitters were having trouble with the pattern at the point of establishing the twisted moss panel in the middle of the glove, so her post helps you out there a bit if you are one of these folks.  Some people were tripping over this, other people had no trouble whatsoever and merrily knitted the mitts up – both Austen and I are, in the mean time, doing our best to hone our powers of psychic deduction to better inform the pattern editing process. We’re on it.

And in other news, my Portland cabley sweater is still cabley and wonderful, and my entire stash is calling to me to knit it RIGHT NOW. I’m going to see if I can get on that soon too. This gal”s got a break week coming up and I’ll be darned if I’m going to spend it doing nothing but grading. There’s important knitting to get done.

Happy knitting today, folks!

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  1. Elizabeth

    The intersection of reading week and the knitting/real olympics is a good thing, I think. My plan is to plant my bum in front of the tv and KNIT (when I’m not writing, that is)!

  2. Smi

    I just finished my scarf and was looking around for a good pattern for fingerless gloves, but I kept thinking nothing looked as awesome as your pattern. I’m sure someone with more skill could translate it from knitting to crochet, but I sure can’t!

  3. I am knitting your Mulled Wine mitts right now. (OK, not RIGHT now, cause I’m at work and trying to be good, but you know…) They are of the awesome!

    Now…off to think of what swag will accompany your pattern…

  4. Ooh, Mulled Wine Mitts! Yay! :D Not that I’m getting much knitting done right now. I’m in the middle of family chaos, business pile up, and teaching a Hardanger class that *isn’t* actually going to end when we thought it was — we are butting the “next” class right up to it so that my student can finish the first class project (sampler/doily). Next time, smaller project. But it means that I’ve been working on MY class stuff and not knitting. :( Maybe I should make a point of starting my next sweater this week, amidst all the other crazy.

    Oh, and when you tell us there is radio silence because you are designing? Yeah, that just gets us to hang around here MORE. So that we can see the New Thing as soon as you can post pictures. Clever Glenna! ;)

  5. I would put grading WAY DOWN the list of things to do in study break. Knitting, writing knitting patterns, and writing research stuff have much more important place in your to do list. :-)

  6. In that order, right Jo? ;)

  7. kateohkatie

    I can’t wait to see the new pattern!

  8. Marie in Calgary

    Glenna, I would like to thank you for getting me back into knitting, after a 20 year hiatus. I picked up a Canadian Living magazine while travelling and immediately fell in love with the Mulled Wine Mitts, perfect for my daughter, a student, who always has cold hands while working on the computer. I made 2 pairs for Christmas, she loved them, now I am making the Podster gloves for her. I also made the MW mitts with left over wool from my grandmother’s house, really old, for fly fishing mitts for DH and myself. I am now knitting socks and have finished 2 pairs working on another 2 pairs.
    Your knitting is lovely.