I managed to get another vest pattern out of my head before shawls took over again. This is Ardys and I am really happy with how it came out!
A few weeks ago, I sat down to work on a shawl idea I've had for awhile. It was such an odd experience. A totally different shawl was the result. The one I planned to work on is geometric, graphic, the one I designed is romantic and girly. The original idea is still on the to-do list, but this upstart was released last night. Obviously the name is Fabergé.
Something really cool happened when I started posting pictures of the prototypes on my Ravelry hang outs - people asked me to design more vests! The two I did over the winter were well-received and well-liked by those who knit them, but I really didn't sell that many so it surprised me. I was so nervous about breaking into garments, but so far, so good!
I have another shawl design on the needles and then I promised to work on a warm-weather vest in Pashmina. I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do, we'll see what comes of it!