Monday, February 23, 2015

Maile Fully Grown

So I haven't been posting, though I've been knitting like crazy, and I should want to share all the things, but I haven't because....

I couldn't really write this post until I could figure out how to finish that sentence--and I did, yesterday.  The reason is that knitting has been stressing me out.  I've been trying to figure out if I should try to do another book, and I've been designing like I'm on a deadline just in case, and it's become not so fun, and I have a ton of really nice designs to share with you all, so that's great, but I haven't been entirely sure what I was going to do with them, and uncertainty makes me MENTAL.  

But now I know!  Yay!  I'm not going to try to write another book--I mean, if a book deal magically falls into my lap like it did before, then yippee, but I'm reminding myself that it was an amazing and extremely unlikely thing to have had those two books, and I'm really proud of them, and I am not now required to struggle to keep writing knitting books, because of the aforementioned extremely unlikely thing.

Instead, I'm going to stop designing like a mad scientist crazy person because hey, I don't have to!  (I just got in the habit, I guess...?  Very strange).  I'm going to--gasp!--knit other people's patterns, which I love to do.  As for the patterns I've got stashed away,  some of them I'll submit to magazines, some of them I'll put up for sale on Ravelry, and they will all be available one way or another. 

This is a boring post for people who aren't me, I recognize that--but I'm writing it down to help me remember.  And, to make the post a bit more interesting, see the next sentence.

I have a present for you!  By popular demand, I finally designed a Maile Sweater for grownups!  It's available as a Ravelry download, it's free, and it's, um, untested, so if you run into any trouble don't hesitate to let me know. Yay!  download now


toni p1 said...

I've missed you (and Willow) but am so glad to have the adult Maile pattern. It's such a lovely sweater - one of my favorites - and I'm so glad to be able to make one for myself. Can't wait to shop for yarn. And thanks so much for giving the pattern in larger sizes!

mrsrobinson said...

Gorgeous cardy! Shall add to the never decreasing list... And love the photo!

mel said...

I am SO EXCITED! I have long thought "I wonder if I could make this awesome sweater for me" because I have made at least 4 for friends' children. You have given us SUCH a present :) Whee! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your very special gift, I can't wait to make this very pretty sweater!