Just popped by to show off my growing pile of almost finished designs…
It’s a very blue/neutral pile isn’t it? Although I am in the middle of knitting a two-colour version of the bottom one which is the brightest thing in the universe.
None of these designs are very summery so I’ve been concentrating on getting them all right and finished so I can publish them all around the same time in the autumn. This feels slightly strange as I’m usually keen to publish a design as soon as it’s done, but I’m feeling weirdly reluctant to finish any of these properly! Maybe that will wear off as soon as I’m done with one…there will be a knitting domino effect! Fingers (and needles) crossed.
Last night I published my first pattern on Ravelry! It was very exciting creating my own ‘design store’ and I can’t wait to fill it up! I had the Starry Moony Night pattern test knitted, did one last rewrite and voila! A knitting pattern is born.
If you are on Ravelry you can find my design store with it’s one lonely pattern here.
I still have to add photos of the alternative coloured pattern that the lovely Elaine test knitted for me but I’m waiting for a sunny day for that – it may take a while…
My second design is already on the needles…more about that soon.
So, after finishing my first knitting pattern design, I was really keen to try something different, but I decided to reign myself in, strap on the sensible head and refine the design as it is not anywhere near finished. So, I made myself forget all the elaborate throws and cushions and scarves and jumpers in my head and knuckle down to re-thinking starry moony night. I wrote the pattern out (in a way I can follow at least) and found some different coloured yarn (to make a change and because I wasn’t completely sure about the original colours) and started again.
I’ve decided to dispense with the shoulder placket this time and I’m going to try an extra stretchy cast off for the neck instead, as well as using larger needles for knitting the neck. The poor wee man and his very big head.
I really like the mossy green rib colour with the purple.
P.S. Look what I scored at the car boot sale this morning! I haggled the nice man down from £10 to £8…not like me to haggle at all but I had to do it for such a lovely pair of my favourite make of shoes…
See you soon
So, here is a picture of the back of the Starry Moony Night toddler jumper/tank top which is my first ‘from scratch’ design of a garment.
I’m not completely sure about the colour combination yet, but that can always be changed. I think maybe a deep red would have been better where the stripes are. More to follow…