Wednesday, September 28, 2016

An Announcement

I have an announcement!

Well, two announcements, really.

First, I am now taking on work as a tech editor!  I've completed Joeli's learn to tech edit course and have helped a few clients already and have an eye to take on more.  If this is something that would interest you or you know someone who would be interested, please don't hesitate to contact me.

And that brings me to my second announcement: Bad Cats, Good Knits is moving!  My new page is located here.  Please come check me out!



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Saint Rémy

This is rather a late post and I'm sure you've all noticed by now, but if you haven't, my sweater pattern, Saint Rémy in the latest issue of Knitty!!
That's me!!  I am simply beside myself with excitement.  This is my very first professionally published pattern and in Knitty!!  I could gush for roughly years about how happy this makes me, but will suffice to say that I am deeply flattered and honored to be included in such an illustrious and well-seasoned publication.  Thank you, too, all those involved in the decision-making and editing processes that made this possible.  Another big thank you to Bristol Ivy for her absolutely stunning photography!

My first inspiration was the color palette - the vibrant contrast of the canary yellow against a deep, regal blue - and was unable to break away from images of starry skies.  And, art history dork that I am, I kept coming back to Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night, struck by the similarities in color and shape between my swatches and the Dutch painter's depiction of the night sky of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France.  Thus, Saint Rémy, the sweater was born!
The yarn is Quince & Co.'s Finch, a smooth, but delightfully springy fingering weight yarn.  I think it's fair to say this is my new favorite yarn.  It comes in an astonishingly vibrant variety of colors and the smooth ply is equally friendly to cables and colorwork.  Plus, it's soft and squishy and a real pleasure to wear.  I totally could not wait for the first rainy day after this pattern came out just so I could take her out in public - who cares if it's June?? (I mean, those photos were taken last August, anyway)

Saint Rémy is an elegant, fitted sweater suitable for work or play.  The brilliantly colored yoke draws the eye upward to the wearer's face and the subtle waist shaping serves to flatter any body type.

So please, tell all your friends! Add it to your Ravelry queue! Cast it on and give it a go!  If you have any questions or confusion, please shoot me an email.

Now that I've finished my little electronic happy dance, I hope you all have a lovely fiber-ful day!


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Allerton Cowl

Meet the Allerton Cowl!

My latest cowl pattern comes in TWO sizes this time, worsted (above) and bulky (below)!  

The half-lace, half-stockinette pattern is a real breeze to knit (I knit the entire worsted version while watching the Super Bowl), but never boring.  

Exceptionally elegant:

And supremely cozy:

The worsted version calls for Quince & Co. Lark and the bulky for Quince & Co. Puffin, both beautiful, smooth yarns that feel so lovely against the skin.  I'm so proud of the way this one came out!!