For a lot of reasons I have been a bad blooger. Mojo just not around….. 2011 not been the best behaved of years so far……., however I am back & intend to stay around! I have added a page to the blog to show off my first mitt pattern ‘Prince Bishop Mitts‘, a pair of lightweight fingerless mitts for cool spring days. They got their name from the land of the Prince Bishops -the county of Durham, England & the glorious Durham Cathedral, because that’s where I worked up the first pair. Its the first pattern I have offered for sale on Ravelry – they have been test knit by Kelly & generally took more time & thought than my first three patterns. I don’t expect to make my fortune but it would be nice to develop a new string to my income earning bow!!!! We will see how it goes. Kelly has a number of patterns published through Ravelry & has even had one featured on the Malabrigio website. She has been a sweetie in encouraging me to have a go at writing up the pattern & putting it for sale!
I have some more ideas that I am considering. I have designed and knit a pair of socks using traditional seaman’s gansey design features – Alnmouth Seaman’s Socks, for my son & have thoughts about presenting the ‘Prince Bishop’ design in a sock pattern. (I wouldn’t charge for anyone wanting the second pattern – would it be worth writing up the sock variation?
The blue ‘Prince Bishops’ are knitted in Dream in Color Smooshy, I have knitted another pair in Drops Delight so any fingering weight sock yarn would be fine.
I will photo the Alnmouth Seaman’s socks soon & post a picture here as well as on Ravelry. I would appreciate any comments & feedback on the designs.
Yeh, nice to be back!