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Friday, September 19, 2014


Yesterday, I sent Paul to pick up my package at the post office when he was heading that way.

He came home with the cone of yarn I ordered from Catnip Yarns.

Paul told me the conversation he had with the guy at the post office. It went like something this:

Guy, looking at the package: Hmmm.. from Catnip Yarn.
Paul: Yeah, she knits.
Guy: I sure wouldn't want a sweater made of catnip.  I'd have cats all over me.
Paul: Neither would I.  But with all the cats, it may be really warm.

That's what you get when 2 men who don't knit talk about yarn.  

This morning I woke up from a dream of many cats, many catnip, and many sweaters.  So I just had to draw the guy wearing a catnip sweater.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Welcome, September

Today 2 new patterns: Welcome, September, and September Hat are up.

The prototype were knitted last year, test knit was done in spring, tech editing was done in mid summer.  But they're finally here, just in time for the season change.

I also finished the 2 color sweater I've been showing you.  Just need to take pictures.  I'm quite liking its oddness :)  will post them soon.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Things Coming Up and Going On

I have some exciting happenings about my designs to report. First, there will be a Soyokaze KAL going on the Amirisu group on Ravelry. It's will start on September 27th.  I will co-host it with Japanese moderator Miyoko. I wish I can speak Japanese, but alas, years of watching Japanese cartoon as a kid did not help. Miyoko will answer Japanese questions, and I'll do my best to answer the English ones.

I'm a bit nervous since I'd never participated in a KAL, let alone hosting one. But I'll do my best to be a good host.

photo from Amirisu magazine

Also, earlier this summer I was contacted by Danielle about a trunk show at Gather DTLA, a local yarn store in downton Los Angeles. This is also another first for me!! The trunk show is up and continues until the end of September. I'm bummed that I'm extra busy at work this semester that I won't have a chance to visit L.A. before the end of the month. But if you happened to be in the area, drop in and check it out. It's a trunk show highlighting my colorwork designs.

To be honest, I feel giddy as well as nervous about both events. I feel like my knitting/design journey is taking me to new places and experiences that I never anticipated, and that is always exciting, like hiking up a new trails.