~Yarnalong: It's Summer Break here, or that in between week where the oldest two are cranky and crazy BEFORE they head off to camp, and I have to squeeze in ALL the knitting and preparing to get ready for TNNA (Despite my determination that all the samples and pieces were done 2 weeks ago.....so of course I found NEW things that HAVE to be done, right?) Since it's "vacation" I'm catching up on reading some fluff. It's been a nice change, I have to admit, and a good reminder to keep a rotation of fluff in my regular reading. It's quite addictive and I could binge on this stuff (and I did last week, I went through several James Patterson books.......) I'm cruising along though Sophie Kinsella's Wedding Night right now, and it's quite funny. Definitely light and likable (although I find myself "reading" it in Shopaholic's voice, lol! )
I'm knitting on a new design, hoping to have it finished before TNNA (I'm about halfway through the second skein of yarn right now, so it is definitely possible!). This one is a new skirt, that will also be in my upcoming skirt ebook. I've just started working on the plans for the launch for that one and I'm pretty excited about it. I'm going to do something new for this one, and launch it one pattern at a time, every 2 months or so, and it'll span about 18 months or so for the full release. The price of the ebook will increase with every pattern release, so it'll be pretty interesting to watch which pattern gets the most attention. I've got some fun KAL's and skill building opportunities planned as well.
Ok, so I better head back to the knitting (and who am I kidding, reading! That's one of my FAVORITE things about getting through the increases in a skirt pattern, it's still lots of knitting, but I can juggle reading while knitting at that point!) , this yarn from The Fiber Seed, it's their sprout DK in Bubbly Toes, is just so fun and pretty, isn't it? I've got a lot to do and not a lot of time left to do it!
See you in two weeks! I'll be on my way to Cleveland next week, so if you are headed to TNNA, be sure to say Hi! And if you are taking one of my classes, definitely say Hi (I'm just a tiny bit nervous!!!)