Miscellany from Friday

On Friday, I came home to my first check from a pattern I designed.

paid! DH said it was like a penny a minute.

I am not going to quit my day job anytime soon, but it is still very cool.

On Friday, I finally managed to find Stefanie Japel’s (Glampyre Knits) new book, Fitted Knits.

I am daydreaming about a number of patterns in it. Currently the one at the top is this crazy mohair tie wrap sweater. The yarn specified in the pattern would not cost much to make, but I am not crazy about any of the colors (except perhaps black). I’ll try to write a full review on the book later.

airy wrap sweater
airy wrap sweater – but would I wear it?

On Friday, I concluded that I am not enjoying this koigu colorway at all. Oh well. The toe will be ripped and I may offer this yarn up for trade (I have three hanks).

koigu sadness
boo koigu

On Sunday when I took these pictures, I was very lazy.

Later this week: CD progress, startitis strikes, and I finish a spinning project!

11 Comments so far

  1. Andrea on February 20th, 2007


    Mmmmm… koigu. I hope you end up with something you love as a replacement. :) (I don’t have anything worthy of a koigu trade that isn’t already dedicated to something else.)

  2. Dave Daniels on February 20th, 2007

    Congrats on your first (of many) checks for the pattern. That must have been so exciting.

  3. Karma on February 20th, 2007

    When will we know which design is yours? I imagine it’s as-yet-unpublished. Congratulations! Woot!

  4. Kristina on February 20th, 2007

    Congratulations! How exciting!

  5. Kristin on February 20th, 2007

    Congratulations! That’s great!

    I love that wrap sweater!

  6. Betty on February 21st, 2007

    Congrats on your pattern!

    I have Fitted Knits on order from Amazon. I am eagerly waiting for it to arrive on my doorstep.

  7. Sarah on February 21st, 2007

    That wrap looks so cute, and I recently saw a sweater I was coveting like in in macys….hmmm. I can’t imagine a bad Koigu colorway, sorry about your misfortune. Congrats on your pattern.

  8. Holly Jo on February 21st, 2007

    Woo-hoo! Hooray for you and here’s to many more checks for designs by you. :)

  9. Julie on February 22nd, 2007

    Congratulations, that’s fabulous! I know you’ll post details when you’re permitted. Good for you!

  10. [...] [For the curious: the yarn is Artyarns Ultramerino 4 in #111 (pink/purple/brown — I thought it was red when I bought it), and Koigu frogged from a sock toe I disliked.] [...]

  11. Adrian on March 19th, 2007

    A penny a minute is pretty close to the truth, sadly, but it’s still fun, isn’t it? Congratulations!