I’ve been really lax at blogging recently, mainly because I’ve not yet learned to knit and type. Every spare minute seems to have been spent with the sticks and string, I’m a woman possessed! It began with a drive to begin making new stock for a slightly new direction for my Folksy shop, of which more soon. I interspersed this with work on my grown-up version of Queen Bess and was then interrupted by news of the birth of a son for one of my best friends. Of course that called for a knitted gift and my old favourite, Debbie Bliss’ Teddy Bear from Simply Baby came out beautifully in dark brown, even if the photo doesn’t do it justice.
Once I’ve woven in ends on Queen Bess and blocked it, work will begin on sizing and writing up the pattern, ready for test knitting. I find that brain-hurting work, but do love the idea of sharing my designs so needs must. On that subject, while all this knitting has been going on I’ve been fielding emails from the test knitters on my Coniston Sweater and I think I’m nearly there. My first ‘for sale’ pattern- exciting stuff!