Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A present for YOU on my birthday :)

To celebrate my birthday on the 13th, I'm giving away a free pattern in my Ravelry Shop with the coupon code HAPPYBDAY from January 11 through January 14 (EST). (That's all day Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.)

The last two aren't in the shop yet - if things go according to plan they will go up in time for the giveaway!
This past year of designing has been so much fun and I really appreciate each and every one of my customers :)  This is just a small way to say thank you! Spread the word :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Plans for 2013

I really only have two goals this year. I'd like to publish 18 patterns (up 3 from last year), and I'd like to try to reduce the stash a bit. I've found stash reduction difficult since I started designing full-time, but I know I have also gone yarn shopping just because I wanted to.  So the goals are:
1. Publishing up
2. Stashing down

The FOs will happen just because that is an important part of the design process. I do have a few WIPs laying about:
1. An afghan in a truly ugly color of Brown Sheep that I plan to overdye if I ever finish it.

2. A reknit of Litchfield to double-check something before I published the pattern

3. A lace weight cardi

4. A vest that only needs finishing

5. A super simple garter stitch triangle shawl meant to use up leftovers of Cascade 220

6. A reknit of FabergĂ© that I started for MadMay last  year

7. A cowl/wrap thing that was to be my mindless knitting for traveling

8. A Vice Versa scarf with different sized blocks

9. A throw-sized Teaberry

10. My first attempt at my latest sweater pattern-in-progress

11. A SSC in a pretty hand-dyed bulky that is my current mindless project

Most of these I will finish eventually. Designs in progress just always come first!