I know, I know...every post in the last month has mentioned [event name redacted] in some way. It was like Christmas for us Chicago yarnies - eager anticipation, counting down the days, and then it's over way too fast and you have to wait til next year. Life after [oops, almost said it]: we must move forward, not back.
I suppose I should fill you in on all the other stuff I've been doing besides the three new designs that debuted this weekend. To be honest, I'm not sure where I've found the time to do all this - releasing three patterns in the same month is a doozy! - but I've managed to cram in lots of other fibery activities that haven't found their way onto this blog. Here's a summary of things I may have forgotten to mention:
Dead Fish Hat! My nephew turned 7 this month, and what better gift for the silliest second-grader I know than Thelma Egberts' Fish Hat: Dead or Alive?. Clearly, it was the right choice...and because it's so stretchy (I was wearing it around the house before sending it away!), he'll never outgrow it...well, at least in terms of size! I used Malabrigo Rios in Solis, two colors of Spud and Chloe Sweater and a little bit of Berroco Vintage for the eyes - all machine-washable yarns, which I know my sister will appreciate.