Sunday, June 19, 2016


Did you knit in public for Worldwide Knit in Public Day? I did—at a cafe where my sister Jackie and I got together to catch up over ice tea. I was working on a secret project for a magazine, though, so I didn't take a photo.

But actually, I knit in public almost every day. In the past week, I knit during my lunch hour next to a beautiful lake . . .

Summer knitting

I knit on my new Streusel sample at the Lady Killigrew cafe above the Sawmill River (the yarn is a new base called Delirium, coming soon from Periwinkle Sheep) . . . 

Streusel Scarf

and today I bicycled to Share Coffee in downtown Amherst, where I got several more inches done on a fall design (more about it another time; the yarn is Quince and Co. Finch in Egret):

Knitting at Share (formerly Rao's)

As a designer, I usually have 2–3 projects with me that I work on each day. Short spurts of knitting here and there really add up and help me stay on schedule with deadline projects.

I'm thankful to live in an area with lots of pleasant coffeeshops perfect for knitting away from home. And I'm thankful for all of your support—it makes my work as a knitwear designer so satisfying! I was excited this week to see the Ravelry Blue Peninsula group has grown to over 600 members. Every time someone leaves a positive comment about a pattern, or posts a stunning finished project, or likes a design in progress on Instagram, it makes my day. All of these kindnesses make me feel appreciated and affirmed as a designer.

In thanks for your support, I'm offering a discount in my Ravelry pattern store: save $1 on any individual Blue Peninsula pattern or ebook with the coupon code THANKYOU. The code will be good through midnight EST Monday, July 4 (one use per customer).

And now—back to knitting!  The secret project is not going to knit itself. :-)


steph said...

like you, i think i knit in public most days....although there was a group of us at our new college summer baseball league game celebrating 'knit in public' day. I'm personally taking responsibility for their win (along with the other knitters)....and with a record of 3-12, they can use all the help they can get, even if it's from knitters---distracting the opposition!

Bonnie said...

Congrats on you knitters bringing the team a win!Awesome!