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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Knit, Knit, Knit

Knit 6 rows on the subway, 2 rows while lunch is cooking, 5 rows while waiting for email to load - this is my life now! Knit a row here, knit a row there. It has seriously paid off too! I have knit 16" in KSH on size 4's in 4 days! I am on a roll and there is no stopping me now. Now if I could only figure out how to sleep and knit - I would be set. There hasn't been much sleeping going around these parts lately.

Luckily a few of my projects have been pushed back, so that gives me a bit more breathing room and less stress for the moment. However, I have picked up another job that I am very very excited about. I am the new Creative Director at One Planet Yarn and Fiber (website coming soon!) - the parent company of Black Pearl Yarns and Yarn Botanika. This is in addition to my full time job + the handknit design, but I'm always up for a challenge! Lis and Jodi are so great to work with and I am so thrilled that they have given me this opportunity to work with their company.

And here is a little treat for you guys - I can't have a pictureless post! Here is a small peek at the Zen Blue sweater. It was finished up last weekend and I ended up with 3 yards of yarn left over! Ha! Blue sweater, you could not defeat me!

zen blue

And last but not least - a little yarn porn.

Fable Handknits Baby Alpaca

Andrea from making things was kind enough to send me a color card and a sample of yarn from her company Fable Handknits. It is 100% baby alpaca and is so beautiful and soft. When things slow up a bit in the new year, you just might see a pattern for this beautiful yarn soon! And just to be an enabler - you can get it here.

Thanks so much to everyone who left a comment about my Tatami sweater in the last post! So glad you guys like it!


schrodinger said...

Ooooh, Zen Blue sweater is looking great from that teasing picture.

You're getting a lot of knitting done. There's certainly plenty on your plate at the moment isn't there?

cynic the lamb said...

Congrats again! Go you! I am incredibly psyched for you.

Connie said...

Congrats on the new job, Melissa! I don't know how you find time to sleep!

Connie said...

hey melissa, just went to the oneworldfiber site and saw that your georgia sweater pattern is up. congrats on another lovely sweater!

Heather said...

Oh that is exciting!

Looking forward to seeing more patterns, I love the Tatami sweater.

Moni said...

my goodness, you are busy! I'm tired just reading about all of your fibery projects! But then, I'm probably ten years older than you, too. And, sadly, that's what happens when you get older :P.

Congrats on your new endeavor!

ellie said...

That sweater looks great!

Jessica said...

Glad to see you've gotten the best of the sweater--this little snippet looks lovely!
And congrats on your exciting new position! That's very cool news.