Well, as I mentioned on Tuesday, things are not going quite as smoothly as I’d hoped vis-à-vis this whole launch thing. Instead of having several patterns ready (or even a website), I have a single pattern blessed by my tech editor:
4 Hours. While visiting my sister in Februrary, I saw the yarn at ImagiKnit and just knew what I had to make with it. That night, while I watched two movies with my sister (Easy A and The Social Network… don’t ask, weird night), I swatched, cast on and completed this cowl. The next morning everyone was so in love with it, I decided to write up the pattern. The model, my SIL Karen, was very accomodating about modeling it for me…
Even though I’m sure she thought I was nuts.
Which is probably true.
The end result is an oversized comfy and cozy cowl that is easily adjustable by means of the drawstring. Knit with just 135 yards of bulky yarn, it’s super quick to make and fun to wear (trust me, I’ve been wearing it a lot lately with our bizarre wintery weather). For more information about the pattern, like gauge and stuff, check it out on ravelry.
Later this week, I’m hoping to be able to release these four patterns:
But only when they’re ready. After them is another round of 5 or 6 patterns that I can’t even bear to think about. It’s seeming increasingly unlikely that I’ll have all this ready for TNNA in a month.
I’m going to keep my fingers crossed, nonetheless.
The name of the line, Rose City Knits may raise a few brows. I’ve had a long love affair with roses, particularly tea roses, and was enchanted with the fact that Portland was called the “Rose City” when we first moved to Oregon. This affection was increased after moving to Portland, my new adopted home (I truly can’t imagine living anywhere else), where roses do indeed flourish rather spectacularly. In retrospect, it seemed fateful that I would end up here after everything.
Long-time blog readers will understand what I mean when I say that – I started out as a Classical Archaeology student and then changed focus to Classical Civilization with a focus on Textiles. It’s been a weird journey with quite a few misturns and a lot of doubling back. Still, I’m very glad to be here and probably wouldn’t change a thing, given the chance.
So, there we have it. One tiny step, but it’s still important. Keep your fingers crossed this week, I’m going to need all the luck I can get!