A wee spot of catching up

Well, I am back - to work, to life - for the first time in what feels like ages, but was actually less then two weeks. I've actually been back for a handful of days now, the majority of which were spent recovering from my recent sojourn in London, which (to my North American mind, at least,) is nothing so much as it is a Dickensian Fairyland full of museums and trains - or so it seems to me this morning.At any rate, while I spent the past little bit in a anglophilic state of perma-swoon, Life (and work) continued on without me - which is a roundabout way of saying that I have a wee spot of Catching Up to do. Here we go.

A week ago today I was touring Canterbury (more on that later.) I had just sat down for a cup of tea and a quick email-peek when I got word from Jared that Wool People 2 was going to be released the day after tomorrow (last Wednesday.) As that was my Travel Day Home, this gave me something to look forward to - I have a (mitten!) pattern in Wool People 2 - the lovely (if I may say so) Art Deco subway grating-inspired 34th & 8th mittens.For more info, and to pick up the yarn (Brookyn Tweed LOFT!) to make your own pair, allow me to direct you right over here. To see the other pairs of 34th & 8th in progress and to queue them up yourself, please proceed on to their page on Ravelry here - do not pass go; do not collect $200.

The other bit of news that went down while I was away - also on last Wednesday, if I am not mistaken - was that registration opened up for the 7th annual installement of the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Sock Club. And yes, I am pleased to announce that I am one of the designers on this year's roster. I can hardly believe it myself.

What else - oh yes. All the Loose Ends that I tied up before I flew away are now allowing me to tie up even MORE naughty loose ends now that I am back - which means more new SJK patterns for you Nice People. The GandeyMitts are due to sneak out at some point in the very near future, as are the new and, more-importantly, FREE gentleman's Athleisure socks. You will be notified.

Finally, for those of you who enjoyed my triad of posts that resulted from my last trip overseas, you will be pleased to know that I have a swathe of writings to share with you from this most recent one. Soon.


Anonymous said...

Those ARE lovely! There are more mittens and gloves around these days that I want to knit than I will ever finish!

French Press Knits said...

I *love* the 34th&8th mitts. They totally stood out when I first glanced through wool people II, and then I was even more excited to see your name behind it :-)

Misiula said...

The new mittens are lovely, Jane. I'm glad to hear you liked London. And your impressions strike a chord: to my European mind, North America seems always a little bit dreamlike. Things are similar to home (which, for me, is Poland), but always somewhat different, in quite unexpected ways, which is charming, a tad uncanny, sometimes frustrating, but always very interesting.

I noticed on your ravelry design page that the Squirrel Mittens are now a pattern - but how will they be available? I would love to knit a pair, they make me smile everytime I look at the picture of your pair.

Liz Marino said...

Love these! As always, another home run.

Anonymous said...

Good job! I saw them and loved them immediately. I am actually just waiting on my yarn to arrive to get started! You are so talented and everytime I wear my OTHER pair of mittens you designed, I'm proud to tell everyone that a canadian designed them! :)

Anonymous said...

That's fantastic! I can't wait to see all the projects on Ravelry in different colors. My wife is most certainly going to request a pair.