Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Road Trip and other stuff

Well, I'm not actually going anywhere, but the other day I received my copy of the new Spring/Summer 2008 pattern book from Nashua Handknits called "Road Trip." Right there on page 7 was the cabled cardigan I designed in one of my favorite yarns, Nashua Cilantro. The picture they got of it is pretty cool!

Other design-wise, I shipped out the cardigan for Shibui Knits the other day, and today I'm working on submissions, a book project, and a sweater for Alpaca With a Twist. I'm not really in the mood to go out in the insane cold wind we're having today anyhow (Hubbo warned me to be careful on my commute this morning-- yes, all the way across the hall). Tomorrow I'm going to put in time tech editing one of the books I'm working on, but today it's all yarny goodness.

Yesterday I took my first stab at plying. It's the Corriedale I was spinning last week on my Golding spindle. At first it was a super tangly nightmare, but then I remembered what I read about plying methods and strung the singles through a plant hook on the ceiling, giving it a bit of tension and no mess. Behold!


Dana said...

Congrats on Page 7! How exciting to see your designs in print.

Beautiful job plying too, I really love that color!

Larjmarj said...

The plying looks perfect!!

Did you say cabled cardi?