I haven't been posting on my blog near enough these days but with Facebook and Twitter, it seems like I'm always over there so if you want to stay current, please come join me on either! What have I been up to lately? Dyeing and designing! I just finished dyeing up an exclusive blend called Sanctuary (love that name!) for Connie over at Pick Up Sticks and if you wanted to try a skein, she now has them in stock. This yarn is gorgeous - it's a blending of 40% superwash merino with 30% alpaca, 20% cashmere and 10% silk. Dyeing it was also an interesting feat as it behaved a lot differently than my other blends - alpaca can be a bit tricky but the results are gorgeous - these yarns are a nice even semi-solid that would be super cute for shawls, shawlettes, socks or even sweaters. Do venture over and give a skein a try :)
In other news, my latest design is tested and now I'm just in editing mode to get it ready to release. I finally took the plunge and had a tech editor look over my pattern. The comments are invaluable as I learn my way through writing up patterns that are a lot more easier to understand. I do have a name already for her - Monarca Shawl - named after the Monarch butterfly because the waves running through the main body reminded me of caterpillars and the edging looked very much like butterfly wings. Watch for this shawl's release this week!
And if you haven't seen it, I was just featured as Yarn4Socks.com's Artist of the Month for April. You can find a lot of really cute Spring colourways in Serenity Silk III in stock for the month - this yarn is gorgeous and I used it for my Mezquita Shawl design which, I'm excited to say, has been knit up by a few knitters - it's really quite fun watching the finished objects roll in and to see how knitters interpret your pattern through yarn choice. I love it!
Now back to house cleaning...I really hate having to clean the house...the job just seems like it never goes away! Have a happy Sunday everyone!