Anyway, I have a ton to catch up on. Hmmm....let's start with knitting.
My knitting escapades have been amazing. First, I have two new patterns published with Knit Picks. The first is in this lovely book.
I'm a HUGE fan of colour work. I think it's my favourite; although, I still do love lace knitting. Actually, I'm sorta torn between the two. However, making a seamless fair isle sweater is totally the bomb. I find it fascinating how worked up people get about seamless fair isle sweaters. The general perception is that they are difficult. Personally, I find them to be much easier than piece work. First, they are done in the round. How FAB is that! Second, you see the piece as a whole rather than bits of a pattern that is to be sewn together at a later date. Third, steeks are a gift from God. Seriously, they are BRILLIANT! Fourth, you get to make cool patterns with colour all done on the right side of your knitting.
I'm always looking to work patterns into ones in which they can be knit in the round in one piece. Someday, I may even put lace and steeks together in the same piece, HAHA! I'll be blowing some minds then.
Speaking of lace, here is my other Knit Picks pattern, Water Lily Stole.
Here is a close up image.
Of course there are a few other items in the hopper but I have been sworn to secrecy. Well, at least until the bad boys are published.
As for my exploration of Barbara Walker's works, I will be on that real soon.