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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Again, it's been awhile since I posted anything. But, I have a pretty good excuse. Getting married! Three weeks ago I married my best friend James, and now we are enjoying our quiet little life together. Quiet, because we are fairly boring people who rarely leave home if we can help it; little because we seem pretty insignificant to the big wide world right now. Neither of us is terribly upset by this.

I'm loving that he gets to work from home, so I see him literally 24 hours a day and we are still not tired of each other. :) Seems like a good sign to me!

While my darling husband is working in his study I have been finally getting around to stuff I simply haven't had the energy or desire to do for ages. That would be designing new patterns and setting up an etsy shop. My shop's name is LemonMintKnits and it does not currently have anything for sale, but I am working on it. A few things need finishing touches, some haven't even been started. But once I've got a bunch made I just need to find a friend to model for me and I can get it started.

The design part of my life is going rather slowly as I tend to design as I knit (which sometimes produces less that desirable results). I tend to have more success with a garment if I literally write the pattern before knitting it, but often there is not enough inspiration at the beginning to motivate me to do it this way. My latest design is a pretty little cardigan designed especially for my Mother-in-law. The construction is a little unconventional, but very streamlined. I like it when knitting construction feels streamlined and organic, as if the yarn is making all the decisions; being sculpted, not forced into shape. Once I get the pattern written (and not just a bunch of numbers in my head which I am liable to forget) maybe I will talk to my designer friends who have connections and try to get hooked up with a knitting magazine. I may be biased, but I personally think the sweater is cute enough to be published on more than just my Ravelry page.
Hopefully they do too. :)

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your marriage! The best of everything to you both in the years to come!

    I just found your charming blog yesterday, and I'm hooked on your style! I hope you are able to get your designs finished soon and "out there" for us all to see ~ you are officially one of my fav's now!