I am back after a good night’s sleep, hours of baby-amusing, a trip to the post office, and then clambering around on the railroad tracks to try to get a few good product shots. The sun is bright today, and even though the day started off around 37 degrees, we’re gonna hit 82! Oh, Texas.
My studio is on the road to the quarry. I’m between a gun shop and a wheelchair shop. I’m across the parking lot from a place that rents forklifts. What I’m saying is that I’m all about the glamour. With that information, it shouldn’t shock you that the best thing I could find outside to use as a display item for this infinity scarf (no name yet. Suggestions welcome! Free patterns for the best!) was the mailboxes. I tried the railroad tracks but I kept twisting my ankle on the riprap. And there is not a single woman working here today. I could try to find someone on her way into the gun shop for FBI fingerprinting, but they’re closed on Fridays.
So, here is the first of three or four patterns I’m getting ready for Stitches. It is an infinity scarf (though I have directions for cowl length and regular scarf shaped) knit out of two skeins of Alisha Goes Around Pulchritude of Peacocks DK, one skein of each Nuclear Violet and Coy. It works up just fine in Worsted weight as well, which you’ll hopefully see on this thread tomorrow or Sunday.
This is worked in the round, and here’s the magic part: There are NO FLOATS on the back to catch on your earrings or fingers or to just look messy while you wear it. Here’s a closer look at the stitch pattern:
And here’s the inside:
This is what this pattern normally looks like on the wrong side, from a cardigan I made my toddler:
I nearly snapped my daughter’s fingers off with those things!
All of my patterns will have not just the directions for how to make the item, but multiple size options, modification suggestions, information about color theory, and handy-dandy color selecting tips to help the knitter make the best FO she or he can. I THINK I can have them cleaned up and printed in time for Stitches, so long as my model shows up when she’s supposed to this weekend. Otherwise they’ll be digital files only at the show. Fingers crossed!
More stuff later. Thanks for looking!
PS Preorders are open until the 19th. Free reusable shopping bag with preorders, no charge for tax or shipping, plus the discount code “stitcheswest” is live!
Edited to add a link to my online shop and a picture of the current reusable shopping bags: