Friday, June 8, 2007

Things are moving along

Here it is - a preview of the pattern. These past couple days I was working on the earlier mentioned pattern. I got it formatted with my new Print Shop software. And yes, it was somewhat frustrating. I wanted to save the document as a PDF file, but after saving it, it came out to be this huge 17 MG file, which of course is nearly impossible to e-mail. So I had to save it in smaller resolution and the formatting got distorted, so I spend lots of time fixing that. But now it looks great (if I say so myself): I left a lot of spacing for easy reading, it's got many detailed pictures, charts and schematics. So the pattern is finished except for the pictures - still waiting for Hubby to take them for me, so I can replace the self-made "portraits". I am keeping my fingers crossed that we'll find some time to do it this weekend.

Fitted Knits KAL:

I have decided to join into a knit-along group of Fitted Knits. I myself love designing body fitting garments and this book has tons. The author knits and designs from top-down and I have never tried that, so I am looking forward to learning how to do that: learning a new way of knitting. I started the "Bold & Bulky Mini Cardi" last night and took me all 4 hours to finish the whole body. So today I am working on the sleeves and before I go to bed, I'll have a new piece of garment!! It is actually quite easy and efficient way to knit because you have all your pieces done in one - no sewing (or only the bear minimum). Picture's coming soon.

Knitter's Magazine Virtual Tour

This is cool. The Knitter's magazine has a virtual tour of their magazine on line for the upcoming summer issue Knitter's 87. It's pretty neat because it has also short videos of the photo shoots. You can see it here.

1 comment:

Connie said...

Cool! Is the new pattern something you're self-publishing? I definitely want to try that at some point. But right now, I'm so new to designing that I feel I need the validation of a knitting magazine or publication saying 'yes, this idea is worthy of sending you yarn to realize' before I plunge into making something without that support. Good luck on that venture if that's what you're doing! :)

Thanks for the link to the Knitter's video. I'm still anxiously waiting for it to come out where I am. Hopefully we'll see our designs in the flesh soon!