The yarn fairy came today!

Today’s design hours were spent attempting to grade a pattern. Well, let me start over, today was spent researching measurements, swatching different stitch patterns, and then doing a lot of what shouldn’t be complicated math.

I’m likely overthinking a lot of what I’m trying to do. But that’s par for the course with me. Around 4pm I had the stitch pattern decided on and was still trying to figure out the best way to start the thing to make it simple. Yeah. I was giving myself a headache so I stopped for the day.

A little bit ago we were sitting here watching TV after dinner and we heard a knock at the door. I got up and beat the dog to the door and saw through our mega peephole that it was the UPS truck. That’s when I got excited.

See, that pattern that just got accepted came with yarn support and sure enough, that’s what this was. So, this is all I can show you right now (I don’t think I’ll be able to do any super duper close ups on this one without giving it away) but I hope it whets your appetite for when it comes out next year.

Hooray yarn! Aren’t those colors just awesome? I can’t wait!!! This is another one of those designs that I can say I’m just tickled with how well the swatch matched what was in my head. I can’t wait to see the whole thing done.

Oh, and while I had the camera out, I got a shot of the sock I’m working on:

Notice how there is no marking on the handle to tell you what size hook that is? That’s because I’ve worn it down. It’s not the only hook like that. My I hook is missing its label and the G hook is starting to lose its label as well. Oh well. I need to have John either engrave them for me or do letter press into it or something.

Okay, I’m off to work on a sock while a storm rolls through. Tomorrow I start work on the design! 🙂