Lucent

Ok, important stuff first (but do read to the end, I’ve got yarn to give away).  This is Lucent.

Lucent Main smallIt’s a marvelous little hat and cuff set.  It was a Woolen Rabbit club pattern back in the fall.  Ever since it came out, I’ve had oodles of folks asking when it could be theirs.  I don’t blame them for being impatient (I’ve been eager to have this one out in the world too), and I’m delighted to say that the wait is over.  The pattern is now available.

I adore this set.  The starburst is unreasonably fun to knit (and way easier than it looks), and the rest of the hat is in stockinette, so it just zips along.  The asymmetrical shape makes it adorable on everyone.  And the little cuff is perfect instant gratification knitting.  I love cuffs like this, somewhere between bracelet and wrist warmer, super cute and surprisingly useful.

back cover smallAnd, just to make this more fun, I’ve got a skein of Woolen Rabbit’s Emma in the color Gatsby (that’s the yarn used to make this set) to send home with one of you.  Just leave a comment telling me what you’re going to cast on next, and it could be yours!

Comments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Saturday, May 3, 2014 will be entered to win.  I’ll pick a winner, contact them to get their addresses, and send yarn their way.  Be sure to use a real email address so I can contact you if you’ve won (I won’t do anything with those email addresses besides notify the winner).  If I do email you, I need to hear back from you within 72 hours or I will pick a new winner and contact them.  Sorry, but I can only send prizes to US addresses.

Upcoming

I think I have a plan.  Well no, I totally have a plan, I always have a plan.  It’s more like I have a plan that is far enough along to do something bold like mention it publicly.  Let’s do a little run down, shall we?

First up will be the alarmingly versatile socks.  They pretty much just need a name and a final once over (having been modeled and tested by a bunch of very gracious folks who don’t let on at all when they think I’m being crazy).  The plan is to put these out next week.  The pattern will include both foot styles and is written for something ridiculous like 4 gauges and 8 sizes.  There should be something there to fit more or less everyone.

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a secondary smallThen, quick on the heels of the socks, is an adorable hat and cuff (which is dreadfully immodest and I know I shouldn’t say, but seriously, they’re ridiculously cute).  This was a club pattern for an indie dyer last year, and it’s finally ready to be released to the world and I could not be more thrilled.  Look for them the week after next.

Lucent Main smallThen, just in case that wasn’t enough, I have the re-release of both colophon and adumbrate planned for the end of May or beginning of June.  Not quite sure which will come first or quite when it will happen, but they are both officially on the list (though dependent on finding either The Boy to take pictures of my hands or a friend to let me take pictures of theirs, but I think I can pull it off).  And of course, some time in June, there might just be a book coming out too.  I’m working on some fun stuff to go with the official book release (about which I will continue to be maddeningly obscure for weeks to come, just warning you).

So, the gist of all that is, oodles and oodles of stuff coming up.  If you want to be sure you hear about it as it happens, you should join the mailing list.  Though really, when the book goes up, you’ll probably hear me shouting about it, wherever you are!