For ages now I have been thinking about starting a new blog.
Not that there is anything wrong with this one, but I have been feeling recently that the designing has been getting in the way of blogging about my private knitting and that I have been reticent about "blowing my own trumpet" on this blog because it is as much about my own life as my life as a designer.
So this morning I bit the bullet and started Guernseygal Designs
This has been a really freeing experience. Once I started writing , it was almost impossible to stop :-)
I didn't feel "guilty", I though of it more as a marketing exercise, but still a way of connecting with people who like my designs and a chance to give them an insight to my design process.
Having said that, at the moment I don't have ANY private knitting to show you ;-)
I'm test knitting a new shawlette design and have just finished a new shawl design ( they actually compliment each other) and I'll talk more about them on the design blog in due course.
I will have quite a lot of private knitting - soon - but I am waiting for yarn and beads to arrive for 3 yes 3! KAL shawls.
I decided late in the day to join in with the people knitting my Enchanter Wood shawl and I'm waiting for the yarn to get here - it's been in the post for a week so it should be here any day. I'm using a gradiance colourway that I have been lusting after since I first saw it
Jack's Beach - scroll down to see both the colourway and the photo that inspired it
I'm going bead this as well and Ellen at Earthfaire has beads in the post for me.
Next up is the already in motion MMMario KAL
I have 3 skeins of Malabrigo lace in semi solid Olive on their way from Webs from this one - this is also going to be beaded and I have some olive iridescent beads already here for this one.
Last but definitely not least is Susan Pandorf's first every mystery KAL Evenstar shawl.
This is a circular laceweight shawl starting in Feb and I have ordered a custom gradiance colourway that will graduate from silver through to mid grey - I'll show it to you when it arrives - along with all the other yarns.
I'm going to spend the weekend cuddled up in my chair - whatever the weather. I have picked up a bit of a cold and I'm determined to kick into touch as soon as possible. So I'm sitting here with my laptop, my knitting and a large cup of black coffee with hazelnut syrup, all wrapped up in my Birch shawl - and oldie but still a favourite - it's light and it's warm.
Have a good weekend.