From here to there...

Sometimes my best ideas come at the last minute. There's been a design brewing in my head for a few weeks and today I decided it would be perfect to submit to the Twist Collective for their Spring 2011 issue. Good idea, right? Well it would have been better to make this decision a few weeks ago considering the deadline was today. But all went well. I re-swatched, re-blocked (with the help of a fan to dry it) and sent the submission off this afternoon. Not even at the very last possible minute. Another one of my brilliant last minute ideas was to collaborate with Brianna of The Yarnside for a new shawlette pattern to release at the Florida Fiber-In next weekend. I've been swatching and today I received the yarn - isn't it gorgeous?

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It's a fingering weight yarn, her "Lorelai Sock" base, and it's 70% baby alpaca, 20% silk, and 10% cashmere. And it's softer than it looks. The colorway is "Falling Lovely & Amazing" and it's this perfectly wonderful indescribable mix of denim and steel. So I'm using it now to swatch the samples and see which one it is perfect for.

The end result will be a new pattern which will debut at the Florida Fiber-In. And since I am crazy enough to do this all in a week, I'm going to blog about it. No, this is not a fancy way of procrastinating. This is me showing you the crazy way I do it!

So it's Thursday at 8:35pm. All I know so far is that I'm using size 6 (4mm) needles. Everything else is up in the air. So really, I have no time to keep typing. I have a hot date with my recliner, my netbook, some graph paper & pencils, and a huge mess of stitch dictionaries.