Yikes have I been busy! I’ve been working on a bunch of stuff I’m really excited about and it’s about time I told you.
As you know, before Twist & Knit, I was releasing patterns one at a time, as they happened to fall out of my head, or as soon as they were done and ready to be released. But having worked through the structure of writing a book, I’ve realized that I really liked having the focus that working on a cohesive collection gives me, so I’m switching things up a bit.
For the foreseeable future, I’ll be releasing 2 pattern collections a year (one that I’ll work on January-June and one June-January — that way there are cold-weather pieces in both), and they’ll be presented more like a fashion design collection.
Each collection will have a cohesive color scheme, a motif or an idea that runs through all the pieces, and a bit of a story. At this point I’m planning a staggered release of the patterns, but I’m not sure how that will evolve over time. The collections will have at least one sized garment (sweater, cardi, vest, etc..) and a bunch of accessory pieces. And while I’m not abandoning lace, I want to explore all the aspects of knitting that I find intriguing.
I’ll tell you about the first collection shortly and show you the swatches and yarns as the pieces progress, but I hope that you’ll be as excited to watch this unfold as I am!
Another bit of news is that I’m building a new site at MiriamFelton.com. I’ll be moving everything over there and streamlining as I do (and will of course redirect everyone from MimKnits.com to there), but not quite yet, so don’t rush to change your bookmarks. I’ve got plans for a lot of expanded content over there and a new store setup, so it might take a while before it’s polished up and ready to go, but I’m enjoying it so far. It’s like moving to a new house and starting over fresh. I’m also building the whole site with WordPress, is which is making it so much less painful than it was the last time. I <3 WordPress.
I hope to be around here much more as this collection thing progresses, and hope you’ll join me in a conversation about it. Let me know if you have any questions. I’ve got so much stuff swimming around my brain that I’m sure I’ve missed something important.
Thanks for your continued support!
p.s. For those wondering about Twist & Knit, the second printing is scheduled and I should have books in hand again the end of February.
p.p.s And yes, I have been listening to an excessive amount of David Bowie