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Casting on for Something Exciting

11 Aug

I’ve spent the past week or so hunched over a calculator and some graph paper working on this:

Now, it doesn’t look like much, and I’m not going to say too much yet, because with me things are always subject to change right up until the pattern is published. I’m still working out a few things, but I just couldn’t resist casting on any longer. I will say it’s a tank top and there is lace involved (and now that I’ve said that the final product will end up with cables and sleeves). The yarn is Second Time Cotton, which is one of my favorite yarns! I plan on offering it in a range of sizes, probably from XS to XL. I’m really excited for the finished product, I can see it in my head so vividly, I just need to knit faster!

And for those of you who were curious, the Knit Picks Harmony interchangeable needles are great. They are quite smooth and I haven’t had any problems with the joins so far. I used to knit exclusively with bamboo, but now I can’t see myself ever going back.

Things have been interesting at TreeWool headquarters the past few weeks. My kitchen flooded 2 months ago and they finally finished the renovations last week. Two months without a kitchen is not fun, and I can safely say that I never want to eat out again. I seized the opportunity to rearrange, reorganize, get rid of some junk and now I have an amazing new workspace. My old desk was not conducive to doing anything but paying the bills. I’m still working on getting things situated, but I love it so far.

Vacation Time!

8 Jun

It’s been hectic around the TreeWool headquarters lately. I recently started an exciting new job and with TNNA right around the corner I’ve had a few projects to wrap up. I’ve also been working on a headband design and writing an introduction to vegan knitting for the book The Vegan Girls Guide to Life by my friend Melisser over at The Urban Housewife. The book will be out this November, and you can bet I’ll let you all know when it’s available!

Here’s a sneak peak of the headband.

Today I’m headed to my hometown of Austin, Texas to spend some much needed time with family and friends! While I’ll still have some work to do, I’m definitely looking forward to having some down time and working on a few neglected knitting projects along with paying my usual trip to Hill Country Weaver’s, and eating at all the great vegan spots Austin has to offer. You can expect to hear more about my trip soon!