Monday, December 31, 2012

End of Year Mosaic Time!


It just wouldn't be new year's eve without a photo mosaic of the year's patterns.
Top row: Sharona (redux), Voluta, Brimley

This year's been kind of a blur. I feel like it was a little skinty, pattern-wise, but that's probably because I have been working on more secret projects than usual (hopefully all of which will see the light of day next year. Yay!) I had my first trade show booth (with the fabulous Ms Tiny Owl), went on an excellent anniversary road trip to the House on the Rock, and visited friends and relatives in England for the first time in like, 8 years (which I COMPLETELY failed to post about. How did that happen?? I'll get on that...) I ran a successful Kickstarter (I'll have an update on that project soon too!) and had Halloween for Christmas. I did my first online workshop over at Craftsy. I CUT MY HAIR SHORT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 6th GRADE! (That link is not from when I did it, but that's how I cut it.) I started working for Malabrigo right at the beginning of 2012 and that has been a major crash course in project coordination (and super fun.) Starting in 2013, the Freelance Pattern Project ebooks that I arranged (rather than the ones Hannah did before she left) will start going up and that's both very exciting and terrifying... I'm also elbow deep into several of their future books which is crazy!

In 2013 (and in no particular order)....

- I will publish my first garment patterns. OMGIKNOW. 

- I'll be attending VKL in New York City, where I have not been since I was eight so that's quite exciting. I'm not exhibiting, just screwing around- say hi if you're there!

- Also, TNNA in Columbus, of course! I probably will not exhibit this year but I plan to loiter in my compatriots' booths like the wooly riff-raff that I am. 

- We'll finish work on Doomsday Knits (and if all goes well, it will be out sometime before the end of the year)... this includes going out to Oregon to shoot the book and see my long lost love, Ms Vivian Aubrey and her wee new baybay (who is not really SO very wee anymore, but still fairly wee.)

- I'll be contributing to several pattern clubs (The Woolgirl Poet's Club, the Twisted Shawlette Club, and another Twisted club that hasn't released details yet ;-) ) 

- There is the possibility that I will be going down to Uruguay to be at the shoot for Malabrigo's next book! I am not sure exactly when that's happening yet, haha. 

- I'll be planning something super awesome and secret and fun for 2014 ;-) Look for details in the fall!

Going to be a busy, busy year. With lots of airplanes (shudder. As an aside, has anyone tried Earplanes? Do they work? I have the worst ears) and fun places and great people and collaborating and yay. Here's hoping it all goes off without a hitch and my head doesn't explode!

And a very happy 2013 to all of you! May it be full of puppies and joy and delicious confections and all things that are good. I leave you with this: a video of my husband riding a children's toy (his Christmas present) in a vacant building while wearing a dinosaur costume. (If you stick with it long enough you'll see how much better I am at it. Unfortunately Trav is a really nauseating cameraman, even more than I am.) 


  1. That's an incredible amount of patterns considering how busy you've been. I can't wait for Doomsday to come out! Hope your new year is just as fruitful as the last!

  2. Sounds like 2013 will be awesome. Perhaps I'll meet you at VKL? If you need NY tips, let me know!

  3. i'm going to have to start referring to myself as "wooly riff-raff." tee hee.


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