Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I'm back

As George Constanza might say, "I'm back, baby, I'm back!" If you'd told me a few weeks ago that by Labor Day, I would have experienced an earthquake, been evacuated due to a hurricane, lost power for the better part of a week, and had our local Chili's burn down, I don't think I would have believed you. Yet all of those things did happen, and while I'm swamped with overdue work, I'm glad that we have finally weathered all the literal and metaphorical storms. The kids went back to school yesterday and we're starting to get back into a routine. Our family and our house are doing fine, for which we are very grateful.

One exciting thing that happened in the last week was seeing some preview photographs of two projects that I knit a very long time ago (nearly a year ago) for Interweave Knits -- Holiday edition. Behold the Watercolor Beret, knit in a self-striping sock yarn



and the Overshot Mittens (I didn't name them, so I am not sure what the name means, although I think it's a weaving term maybe?).


These are very special because they are knit in St-Denis Nordique, one of my all-time favorite yarns. Think of all the fun you could have selecting your own two colors to make these:



like Magenta with Bottle Green, or Elephant with Blue Eggshell or Spicy Rose with Silver. The full palette is here (now with online ordering for Nordique yarns!).

The next few weeks are going to be insane here, as I try to finish up various deadlines, including a number of book projects, shepherding other people's projects to completion, and finishing the manuscript. I probably won't be posting as often until October...Don't give up on me, though, peeps!

9 comments:

grandmastatus said...

i've been looking everywhere for that magazine, but none of the stores around here carry it :(
thanks for the sneak peek, though.

Evelyn said...

Fabulous knits! Congratulations.

anne marie in philly said...

YAYZ! back and badder than evah!

Chrisknits said...

Overshot is a weaving term, used a lot in Coverlets. Love the mittens and the hat!

Carol said...

Grandmasstatus -- I don't know if you have a Barnes & Noble near you. Our B&Ns seem to carry most of the Interweave special issues. HTH!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

So glad you are safe and sound, I hope you don't miss the Chili's too much. MMMMMMM Baby Back Ribs. Beautiful patterns!

blogless grace said...

Lovely hat but fabulous mittens (said as a knitter/weaver/spinner)!! Such a time you had but great to know that all is weathered and starting to be normal.

besshaile said...

I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.

AudKnits said...

Good grief - what a lot to have happen all at once! Glad you survived, and love seeing your wonderful new patterns.