I am so excited, most of my fabulous test knitters are done and I am doing the final edits on my current pattern. After that, I am going to send it off to be tech edited. This is the first pattern that I am using a tech editor for and I can't wait to learn more about the process! My goal is to have Vixen ready before the end of the month.
In between all the editing, I have been slowly making progress on my first sweater design. So far, so good! Plus I am knitting it up in madelinetosh pashmina, a decadent merino, silk and cashmere blend. I am anxious about the size grading, but there are some wonderful knitters that have offered to give me advice when I am ready to tackle that aspect of pattern writing. Just another reason I love Ravelry!
The other day I told my father about my few design accomplishments and many aspirations. He said it was about time! Funny, he said that it is about time I am doing something I love. Obviously, my dad is awesome and is super proud of me for taking a chance and following my heart. It is always wonderful, even when you aren't a child anymore, that a parent can be so encouraging and supportive. You would have thought I had found the key to world peace instead of designing a few patterns!
I am just going to keep riding the wave of inspiration I have been on lately. There are so many great people that have helped me start on this journey and continue to cheer me on along the way. I am so thankful for them and that I have this opportunity to create!