The pattern for my Leaf Collector's Mitts is finished - as much as anything unpublished is ever finished, as I can't resist tinkering with the wording and layout - and will be released next week. I'm already planning on making myself a long version with 5 repeats of the leaf pattern in a neutral colour (maybe off white or grey)... but first I have a completely different sample to finish.
In the meantime, I've made a new rule for myself: Don't knit any more samples in purples! As if the autumn light wasn't bad enough, this lovely shade of pinky-purple (it's Scheepjes Stone Washed in Corundum Ruby) has been really hard to capture. None of my photos do it justice.
I'm not sure when the transition from 'blogger' to 'designer' began, but more time is spent on the latter at the moment, which is exciting, challenging and a little nerve-wracking*, for each time one of my 'pattern babies' is sent out into the world (to another knitter for testing or on general release) I feel like I'll be found out as a fraud - that it won't make any sense at all to anyone else. Thankfully that's not the case, but it's still a recurring doubt. Talking to other people who create for work or pleasure (including my very talented husband whose credentials are not in any doubt), I think this must be a common experience. Can you relate to it too?