Monday, August 09, 2010

Flying Time

I can't believe it's already August.  How time flies!  As they say, it flies when you're having fun.  And I can't say it's been different for me.  I just got back from a quick weekender to Montreal.  I had never been, and had only thought of it in terms of Celine Dion.  It is such a gem of a city.  Beautiful and pleasant.  I really couldn't ask for more from our neighbors to the north.  And while this city has been baking all summer, the temperature when we landed was around 50F.  I let out a little hoppity skippty jump when we exited the airport and promptly threw on a sweater!

Unfortunately, I don't have many pictures.  I thought taking along my new Holga 135BC would be a great idea.  Well, I was wrong.  I got through to the end of the roll and somehow, the film had broken out of it's little canister.  So when I opened the back to check if I had rewound it all the way, all the film was exposed.  I'll have to see if it's recoverable at all.  Wah. :(  I'm such a dufus.

Even more exciting is that I returned home to find some proper pictures of my VK design sent to me from the Yarn Editor.  My anticipation is growing and growing awaiting the arrival of this issue.  Here's a picture of my design that will appear in the magazine:

photo by Paul Amato

And, this issue's cover:
photo by Paul Amato

Doesn't she look like Kristin Stewart?  I think they did that on purpose... I was hoping for some Twilight-inspired spread.  hehe

Anyway, more to come on this issue's design, as I still can't believe it's almost here!  Favorite and queue it on Ravelry, and post about it if you like it!  I'd love to hear your feedback!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Preview is here!!

Wa-hoo!! Vogue Knitting has updated their site to feature their Fall 2010 Preview! I'm so excited! My first design is in their "Force of Nature" spread.

It's the last picture in the bunch:

I also was given great news when I handed in my Noro project:  They've accepted another design of mine which will appear in VK's Winter issue.  I was very happily surprised!  And, the yarn will be the same yarn I swatched in - how often does THAT happen?!?

I'm a happy camper.