Wednesday, July 20, 2005

But do you still knit?

um, not a lot right now. My horoscope for the week said I should keep my focus in life on always learning new things - I'll go with that.

I did do a bunch of knitting not too long ago. I have designs in three books that are coming out this Fall:

Knitgrrl by Shanon Okey, a.k.a Bitter-Girl, a.k.a woman who is grabbing the fiber world by the nuts - much more coming from her soooooooon. Coming in September.

New Knits on the Block, by Vickie Howell, star of Knitty Gritty and queen of all knititng media. Coming in October.

Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick, goddess of the sublime. Coming in October.

So, I'm a little burned out on knitting. I've got some stuff going for Knitty. Lots brewing in my brain. I need to find a knitter who can deal with the interpretive dance -style of knitting & pattern writing that I do. I'm learning new things every day, whether I want to or not


Blogger kristi said...

i hear you. boy do i hear you!

what do you knit? swatches, mostly :)

i actually have NO outside projects going for the first time in over a year. and i am knitting (okay, some proto-submissions) and actually a poncho and hat for thing 2 that i just bought yarn and knit without having to write a thing down or not dive into that third ball to finish or anything :)

my stunt-knitter has left me. but, teaching has been a boon that way. you get to see where people are, how they knit, etc. they don't realize that they are auditioning as test knitters. but if someone's got the right personality and the chops, you can bet i make sure to get their number :)

10:27 AM  
Blogger keelyerin said...


just wanted to say hi! i thought of you and the wee lass the other day. i got my hair cut and the lady's like, "you've got great naturally curly hair" and i'm all, "no i don't. and she says, "no, it's curly. watch." and she proceeded to put some goop in it, dry it by laying it spaghetti-like in a little spiky diffuser contraption on the hair dryer, and lo and behold, i looked like i could've been in your family!

so yeah. i got a diffusery thing and a dryer and the goop and i'm going to give it a try tomorrow. if i nail it, i can apply to be an honorary cousin or something ;)



1:28 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Saw the link on LynnH's blog and came over to say hi. I remember you and Amy talking about Big Girl Knits at Threadbear a while back. Looking forward to it. Welcome back to the blog world.
Sharon (Knitknacks)

1:49 PM  
Blogger Medusaleh said...

Kristi's so right about the teaching...I mercilessly pluck unsuspecting and talented (uh: fast and accurate) knitters from my classes to be my minions and do my evil bidding.

Jillian! So glad you're blogriffic once again. My own kidlet continues to have poker-straight hair, so I feel like the last of the Medusas in my line...hooray that yours are picking up the torch.


Nicole P.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Thanks a lot for the book previews... there is a lot to look forward to (I am uber excited about your book with Amy!) Looks like my birthday and Christmas wishlists will be full :)

Take care~

8:18 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

I'm plucking my stunt knitters from the ranks of the local s-n-b! Lovely women, plus I get to keep an eye on how the things are progressing, and they give me honest feedback where needed...

5:46 PM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Can you recommend a less expensive yarn that would work up well for your "Bella" sweater that was featured in Knitty. I love the sweater for my daughter, but budget is a huge factor, especially as I only started knitting in March 05. I'm pretty adventurous in what I'll try but I also need to be frugal. Any suggestions that will give a similar look and weight for less of my grocery money?

Thanks for your time,

6:16 AM  
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