I am working on a new endeavor. I am writing a magazine of sorts. Or maybe a book that is released one chapter at a time. I don’t know the details just yet.
It will focus on knitting, of course. There will be tutorials and patterns in each issue, as well as essays on knitting and some humor sprinkled in.
The master plan includes a knitted quilt pattern, which will be released one block at a time over 27 issues (every two weeks over a one year subscription).
What I am looking for today is a guinea pig or two, who will proof read and test knit the entire ten pages of the first issue. I need some feedback and a critical eye.
The first issue is ready to be tested, minus one photo which I hope to get taken this week. I need a tester who can knit an intarsia square in four colors (fingering weight) and a lace head band in bulky weight (by chart or written, preferably both). I will have a questionaire to fill out after it has been read and the patterns have been knitted.
I don’t mean to be snobby, but I would like to use someone who has been following my blog for some time and with whom I am a little familiar.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in doing, please contact me on Ravelry here or message me on Facebook here.
Update: I have all the testers I need. Thank you!
I am blessed to have a handful of real, live knitting friends, and each of them are different. They each influence my knitting and my life in unique ways.
Natalie inspires me to be more energetic, to exercise, to enjoy my baby more, and she keeps me young. She keeps my knitting young, too. As I get older I realize that I am no fashionista, but I have Natalie to help me. It was she who aided me when I was choosing the pattern for the sister-in-law-Christmas-sweater. And it was she who inspired my first headband pattern up for sale in my new Ravelry pattern store.
The Natalie Headband is a simple ribbed headband worked from one end of icord to the other with decorative increasing and decreasing sections to form the shape and give the ribbing movement along the piece. I am sure that my knitting buddy will make her own with fabulous improvements – a big flower and/or a cute button – and I can’t wait to see it!
This headband is the first of a set that I have been working on. I will sell them individually as I complete them, but when all is ready I plan to put them together in an e-book.
Coming up next – Wren.