So many things have happened in the past two months, and I can't believe that I haven't had a moment to update the blog about them! It has been fairly busy, busy enough that I haven't had the energy to always knit in the evenings! I always know that I've been working a bit too hard if I don't feel like knitting. :o(
However, I won't lie, it turns out that I can't NOT be crafty during my time away from work. ;op I have started the above crocheted blanket that I've decided to call Neutral Neon. A few years back, when neon was first coming back into vogue, I bought a large amount of Plymouth Encore to make a blanket with. I didn't have a definite plan, but knew I wanted to do a statement blanket with it. I originally bought four colors: dark grey, light grey, neon pink, and neon yellow.
At this point in time, I am hesitant to add the neon yellow in... but I can't decide because I clearly originally wanted to use it. If I decide to use it, the yellow would alternate with the neon pink. Maybe I should go with my current gut feeling and use just the three. For the time being, it just "feels right."
In other news, I had a pattern release in the Portland, OR metro area. Frogger is a design I worked in conjunction with Pearl Fiber Arts and Fierce Fibers. The mitt design is a slim fitting, flip top mitten pattern. The yarn base is Lithe, and the colorway is a special edition colorway called "Cloudy with a Chance of Rainbows." I loved working with this base, soft and luxurious, yet felt like it would hold up well over time.
While I took a short break away from self publication designs (there are a few more things in the works that are super secret; can't wait to reveal them!), I am back to it! Watch out here for test knit opportunities! <3! With this much time taken off, I've got waaaayy too many ideas, I just hope I have time to knit them up!!