Where did the summer go? I feel like I got home from Squam about ten minutes ago, and yet, the inarguable signs of late summer are all around me: evenings are cooling down, my birthday was last week, the height of horse show season is wrapping up, the kids go back to school frighteningly soon, and if I haven't yet convinced you that knitting cabled sweaters is a totally normal year-round activity (I'm still working on it!), if you want to be actually wearing a new sweater in early fall of 2018, now is the time to get it on those needles. Finally, right?
I'm working on a number of new projects for fall, including two new sweaters that will come out in September and October, and some collaborations with some of my favorite yarnmakers that I am super excited about. I am also working on some new content here and on my social media channels that I'm hoping will let you all in to a little more of my design process, how I think about yarn, and how I approach garment design. There'll be some technique tips along the way, but it'll mostly be a little more concept-level and a little less "how to work a tubular cast on" (although if you need help with that, let me know! I'm happy to help).
The first of those projects is my new YouTube video series, Design Diary. In the first episode, I talk a bit more about the sweaters I'm working on for this fall and the yarns I'm using, and about a brand new yarn that I'm really, really excited to use for another new sweater project. This is a new and very much exploratory medium for me, so let me know what you'd like to see and hear from me in this format! I'd love to hear from you (in the comments below, in the comments on the video on youtube, by e-mail, instagram, raven scroll, owl post, etc.) about what you're most interested in as I get this new project rolling.