There has been lots of technical editing work going on here behind the scenes, and everything seems to have been published at once! I'm a bit behind with letting you know what I've been up to, so here's a bit of a catch-up post.
I've long been an admirer of Woolly Wormhead's fabulous hat designs. She was present at the trip to Get Knitted in January 2008, that turned me into a Knitter. I learnt how to do both socks and lace that day, and haven't really looked back since. When I started work on The Knitter magazine, I was really keen to tempt Woolly into doing a hat design for us, so I was really pleased when Pavone was published, very shortly after I went freelance. Fast-forward a few months, and Woolly asked me if I would like to copy edit her latest book, Bambeanies. What could I say, but yes?
There are so many appealing designs in the book that it's really hard to know where to start with recommendations! Almost all of the patterns go up to adult sizes, so even if you don't have little ones to knit for, the book is well worth a look. You can order it (in either print or digital form) from Woolly's website here: Bambeanies, and you will also find a gallery of all the designs in the book at the bottom of that page.
Next up is Blisco.
Blisco is the latest design to be released by Lily France. It's a top-down set-in sleeve sweater, with 3/4 length sleeves. The design is really cleverly constructed with interest throughout. I tech-edited the pattern for Lily, and as ever, she was a delight to work with.
Finally, following a conversation on Twitter about using Adobe Illustrator for drawing charts, Gudrun Johnson asked if I might tech edit her Flukra shawl pattern. Once I had recovered myself, and placed my inner-fan-girl back in her box, I managed to accept the offer in a semi-composed manner.
Gudrun's designs are inspired by her Shetland roots, and if you haven't had a proper look at her first collection - The Shetland Trader book 1 - then what are you waiting for? They are the perfect combination of flattering, wearable knits, with interest in both the design and construction.
Flukra is equally gorgeous, with a simple garter stitch centre followed by a delicate lace border and edging. I can't wait to cast on one of my own. You can find out more about this design on Gudrun's website: The Shetland Trader - Flukra
Can you see what's been keeping me out of mischief? And there's more to come...