Sneaky peeks + free things

I've got patterns coming out in all kinds of publications in the new year; as such I've been doing a lot of sample knitting lately. While it's nice to know that my work is going to be out there in some very fancy places very soon the short-term effect is that I can't show my new patterns (five, at last count) off online. Desperate to populate my Ravelry Projects page with something more than a bunch of blank squares, I made detail shots of (some of) my Super-Sekrit works in progress, and they look like this:...which I quite like, actually - both separately and as a grouping of four.

They act as a wee taster to the finished projects while not giving too much away (which, I must admit, I find as frustrating as the rest of you.) I find my (initially) unintentional inclusion of the tools of my trade a nice insight into the entire process of making (plus I just love the look and feel of my specially selected, beautiful tools.) They show a snippet of the pattern, project and object's life that is rarely seen by anyone but me - the "wrong" side, the inside, that unglamourous point in the proceedings when there are tangly bits of yarn exploding out in every which way. You know - all the messy stuff that I eliminate before I show you the thing and say "I made a thing! Here, look at the thing!"

So until I can show you the finished things, these will have to suffice. Again, my apologies - I am not very good at patience myself.

If you'd like some instant gratification, though, I think I may be able to help you out with that - I'm currently offering the pattern for my SpillyMitts for FREE.
I'm still undecided on how long this offer will stand, so grab them while you can!Back to it - there are lots of other things that I am supposed to be doing. More news as it becomes available, of course!

10 comments:

Voie de Vie said...

I completely understand about the patience thing - I've in the same 4-I-can't-talk-about boat.

It's a good boat to be in, impatience notwithstanding. :)

meredith said...

Thank you so much! I grabbed them!

Voie de Vie said...

And clearly I need more coffee this am - that should be I'm, of course. Gah!

carpoolknitter said...

thank you! I love them.

Kelley said...

Very nice photography!! It has got to be torture not sharing you WIPs.

Lovely pattern! Very tempting. Particularly since I am wearing fingerless mittens right now but still seem to need more.

SouthFrontenacFibres said...

The mitts are beautiful. I snagged them also. Should be a beautiful treat for someone this Christmas with my handspun yarn.

SouthFrontenacFibres said...

The mitts are beautiful. I snagged them also. Should be a beautiful treat for someone this Christmas with my handspun yarn.

Liz Marino said...

Only 3 I can't talk about at this moment, but it is maddening! Thanks for the freebie. I reposted it to my Twitter and FB!

Felicity Ford said...

I love including the tools, I think the tools are a very important element of all making processes, adding something.

I have a bone sewing needle for my next project, because it's old and the project is about ancient traditions... do I spy scissors with a bird on them in your sekrit project shots?

littlegreenpixie said...

OH I have those same tiny scissors! They make weaving ends and trimming fabric so much more fun because they are storks. I enjoy the simple things.