Well, here I am, completely shameless about the fact that I have not posted any knitting news on here in so long--I am so not the blogger type! I have several journals and diaries from when I was a kid that are half empty-yet there are a few treasured memories in there which make me glad for attempting to document parts of my life. The point is that I like to try to keep a journal/blog, even though I'm not very good at it. :)
I have been working on several designs lately, some of which are for a possible knitting book based on the Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer.
I. Love. Twilight. Love. Need I say more?
There are three patterns I have finished that will be submitted for possible publishing soon. First, a little tote bag called the "Twilight Tote" that will feature intarsia charts with little quotes from the books--"Be Safe", "La Tua Cantante", and "Stupid Shiny Volvo Owner". In addition, there will be a girl from Ravelry who plans to submit some "Team Jacob", "Team Edward" charts. Two of the charts feature simple embroidery on them as well. The bag has a ribbon threaded through eyelet holes at the top, along with a picot edging.
The next pattern is called the "Vegetarian Wrap", and it is meant to depict the color change that a vegetarian vampire's eyes go through, from gold, on down to black. There will also be a volturi version that goes from bright red to black. The wrap has a simple diagonal lace pattern, and looks really great with the color changes that occur in it.
The last pattern is for the Wolf Pack, and it is neither knit or crochet but a twisted leather cord. If you've read the books (and I assume you have if you have read this far), then you'll remember in Eclipse when Bella notices that Jacob has a small leather anklet around his ankle, to help him carry his clothes when he is in his wolf form. That's the inspiration for my "Wolf Pack Anklet."
I haven't posted any photos here on my blog, but if you're on ravelry, you can see them here, here, and here. I am not sure when the book will actually be published, as it is still in its infancy, but will try to post here as soon as I have that knowledge!
In addition to the above, I have a baby hat pattern that I've been meaning to share, and will post the pattern here and on ravelry within the next month or so. Here's a picture:
It turned out really cute, and I can't wait to share the pattern!