Closing out the knits

As 2010 winds down I’m happy to be finishing up a couple (if not all) of the projects currently on the needles. I got my Elizabeth Zimmerman fair isle yoke sweater finished a few days ago (will happily do a finished object post about that next time), and now that my bit of gift knitting is done I’m also finishing up the last of the 3 patterns for a collection of mittens and gloves I’ve been working on with Indigodragonfly yarns.

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It’s been a consistent project the last couple of months and is just about ready for unveiling – Kim is even taking pre-orders for a full set of yarn and patterns, which is a new thing for me and pretty darned cool. I have got to say, Kim’s yarn is very easy to work with. I chose to do a set of 3 patterns as single skein projects with each of her 3 weights of Merino/cashmere/nylon blend, in worsted, DK, and sock. It’s delicious stuff. (FYI: the full set of patterns will be available soon, individually and as a collection, and you’ll be the first to know.)

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Because these are inspired as a generally gothic collection taking after characters from the Buffy the Vampire series, Kim has been delighting in naming a series of colourways according to characters and quotations. This one is for Willow, and is so named ‘My world is askew,’ but she’s got others in the mix for several characters.

I’m hanging at her place for the rest of 2010 and it’s a relaxing time so far, featuring knitting, sitting, and co-hosting by Otis the dog. He is terribly stressed out, as you can see.

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I hope your last knits for 2010 are enjoyable ones! I am looking forward to exciting new knits in 2011.

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8 responses to “Closing out the knits

  1. Happy New Year!
    You know what? We live next door to a dog named Otis. The one you’re acquainted with seems like a much more pleasant animal, however. No further comment :)
    Can’t wait to see all the new patterns!

  2. wow i feared you were closing out the forum and newsletter ! my poor heart !
    i did buy Vampire Knits, which arrived today.
    yay for the inclusion of a few ‘werewolvian’ items (i looked up the word).
    (VvvvV)

  3. Can’t wait for the patterns. I’m sure they will be as beautiful as the yarns.

  4. Happy New Year, Glenna. Can’t wait to see all the finished object pictures from the Buffy series. The yarn names are *very* tempting!

    Sending you all sorts of luck for the coming year, from the frozen *south*. So very, very glad I stumbled onto this blog.

    Laurie in Mpls.

  5. Happy New Year!!! :)

  6. That vampire color askew is amazing. I hope the colorway is exactly the shade I see on my computer screen!
    Happy New Year!

  7. So pretty! I love the cozy red cables — can’t wait to see the full pattern collection.

    Wishing you all the best in 2011!

  8. Hi, I just stopped by to say I am giving you one of the “Stylish Bloggers Award”. Here is an explanation of what to do if you wish to accept: http://www.knittedthoughts.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html
    Thanks so much for the networking opportunity. Hope 2011 is great!