Monday, November 19, 2007


I have a blog?!

Whoa. The past week has been the proverbial whirlwind of activity. Let me break it down into manageable bits.

First, the dyeing. I know this is supposed to be a knitting blog, but I have such a thing for dyeing, and my hand dyes are selling as fast as I can make them--plus I've got folks waiting on colorways I can't make until I receive my backordered dyes! Anyway, here are my 4 newest, and the first three sold last night to a rabid Rush fan in Massachusetts. Yes, we're out there, just FYI.

In order from top to bottom: "Ghost Rider", "Syrinx", "A Passage to Bangkok" and "Summertime Blues." The last one is back by popular demand.

And My Big News

Remember this?

It was first shawl design, the "Cagney & Lacey" wrap. It's a simple, six row repeat with glitzy (expensive) yarn on huge needles (to get the most out of the yarn's price tag). I had it as a free pattern on Ravelry. A designer in Texas told me she was inspired to make this shawl, and when she discovered it was my design, she told me I should be paid for it, and submitted it on my behalf to Dreamweaver Yarns who publishes her patterns. They accepted it, and will publish it under my name provided it is re-knit in a yarn they carry. So here it is again, in Tilli Tomas' Rockstar, a beaded silk. I plotzed from the yarn's gorgeousness, and then again from the price tag.

To land my plane, save you from any more of my babbling and put it succinctly: the pattern is no longer available for free, as I am on the verge of becoming a published designer.

Is that the end of my pink cloud story? No, I say, no! Because while I was in Knit Purl shopping for the Tilli Tomas, I showed my original shawl to the sales manager for Shibui Knits, and she offered me the chance to design for their Silk Cloud laceweight.

Stay tuned!

Oh WOW!!! Congrats, this is such great news!! Way to go kiddo!!
You are such a friggin rockstar.
seems like the decision made a few months back to go this route was a good one!

Okay, I just woke up the cat because I screamed, "Oh, that's so COOL!" :)

I'm so happy for you!!!! This is confirmation that you made the right choice in taking the leap from the "safe" corporate job into the land of creativity. I hope you are doing something suitable to celebrate!!!!

I just can't stop putting exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:) :) :D :D :D
Awesome Possum!!
Oh Super Duper Congrats are in order! I needs me some of our stunning hand dyed goodness!
your....I meant your hand dyed goodness
OOO get down with your bad self!
just remember us little people who hope to ride your coat tails....
Oh, wow! Bloody awesome! Congratulations!
WHHHEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! You are so awsome! Conrats and *HUGS* to you! :)
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