It’s been a great day!
This morning I emailed a tech editor to query availability to work on Ayla. She emailed me back an acceptance this afternoon! I’m emailing her the file(s) after testing is complete.
I finished knitting my first sample of Ayla, cast off and wove in the ends. I finished the first draft of the pattern and converted it from a Pages file to a pdf. I caught an error before emailing the pattern to my first tester! Corrected the error, reconverted and emailed.
I started my second sample of Ayla. I’m using a different yarn this time and a different colour. I think I like this one better, so far at least.
Yarnie goodness arrived in the mail! A wonderful shipment I purchased from Audrey at Smitten Yarns www.smittenyarns.com during her June birthday month specials! In the package was a skein of Becoming Art Theia Sport in the Sanguine Sky colourway, three skeins of Yarn Love Marie Antoinette in the Be As One, The One and Only and It Takes One To Know One colourways, a 4.5mm HiyaHiya Sharp 24″ circular and a sample of Soak Heel in the Cucumber scent. This is my first Becoming Art yarn and my first Marie Antoinette (it’s a new base). They are all gorgeous and sparkly and sooo soft. Both bases have cashmere!
I think I will have to design a three colour shawl for these! And yes the green really is that bright!
I started Design 4! I’ve written out the beginning and middle of the pattern. I need to decide on the end still. I started knitting sample one AKA Design 4a if you’re watching my project page. It’s not a three colour shawl but it is a shawl.
I already know what Design 5 will be but Design 6 may be that three colour shawl! Although the order I start the design may have nothing to do with the publication order. That will depend on how long the entire process runs. If Design 7 is something small it could easily overtake 4, 5 and 6!
But I will end with a hint – my next three are shawls…