My big 2013 knitting book project is complete. Well, let me amend that. My initial responsibilities are complete, meaning that I:
~designed twelve – yes, twelve! – flattering and comfortable new garments (I can’t reveal much, but here’s a sneak peek of one cardi with a vintage mother-of-pearl button from my collection):
~chose a lovely palette of fantastic yarns for them,
~wrote up all the patterns.
The physical book layout, photography, and production are starting in mid-January, and the file will go to the printer by early March. The book’s target release date is early June, 2014.
With a three-week window wide open before me, I’ve begun selecting yarns for a new book project because god forbid I should have nothing to do between now and mid-January. This new secret project has an exciting theme, a gorgeous color palette, and a bit of a bias toward luxury yarns in small, affordable quantities (although many of the featured yarns will have user-friendly price points). I’m stoked!
Here’s a peek at the prototype for one of the projects already nearing completion:
I haven’t seen much of this lacy cable design out there, and really wanted to try something new to me that would be easily memorized but would also develop a satisfying pattern reveal as it grows on the needles.
I’ll leave you with a few images of Chicago’s holiday attire:
For a couple of frigid days, new snow covered every surface, and holiday lights were the only things warming the view at night.
A little dusting of icy “confectioner’s sugar” on the rooftops:
Even the river began to ice over, but as soon as it warmed up ju-u-st slightly, these mini ice floes broke free and skimmed down-river.