Starting 2016

Welcome 2016.

2015 was a quiet year in terms of designs released – with only the Havelock Pullover – but I certainly never stopped knitting so I have plenty of new material to release this year.

Here are some highlights:

1.  I finally made the decision to switch to professional pattern photography – one of the best decisions I have made so far.  During the process I was surprised to learn that, regardless of the professional value of this investment, there is an invaluable personal benefit.  We pay for photography of our kids, our special events, and even just periodic family photos.   If my art is knitting, and I pour months of my time into careful knitted creations (hopefully) for others to enjoy – then I am quite happy to pay to capture this work, properly, for posterity.

In case anyone in Southern Ontario is looking for a fibre arts photographer… or just an all round good photographer… I highly recommend  The Big Bas

Just visit that link, or look at the photos below…. his work speaks for itself:)

2.  I had these photos done in October and I have been itching to share them.  Since the release date is only a month away, I’m going to go ahead and share a preview:

Caledon Falls is a colour-work, knit in fingering weight, untreated, blue faced leicester.

Caledon_preview

The Craigleith Jacket is a heavy-worsted, asymmetric jacket in a soft merino single ply.

Craigleith_preview

Both knitting patterns will be available in early February 2016.

3. I want to say more… but all I can say for now is that an exciting new project will be surfacing on this website later this year so stay tuned 🙂

2015 was good.  Hard… but good.  I survived a lot, I created a lot, and I explored a lot.  I spent more effort than I can say, figuring out ways to feel peace without avoiding challenges.  2016 will be better.  Peaceful and productive.  At least 5 designs are on their way between now and November!  And I plan to somehow keep these coming while getting the hang of my new job, and posting the odd photo of the many wilderness adventures we have planned.

Sounds like a good year, to me:)

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