Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lily Wrap Update

I finished the shawl, and it is in testing right now. If you're at all interested in testing, I still need a few more knitters. Even if you've never tested before, I'd love to have you! All the info is here. (Link goes to Ravelry-you'll need an account to view it).

Well, enough of that spiel, who wants to see some finished shawl pictures?
I can't wait to get the real pictures done! (Though I have to admit, I really like the second photo.) My photographer and I are in deliberations about the date of the photo shoot. :)

If you haven't had the time to vote on the poll on the top right side of my blog, you still have a few days to do it. You're earning a chance to win my (to-be-released) e-book, Aqua Flores, which includes my Lily Wrap (that's the nickname :) and another shawl to be published this summer! Just make sure you let me know that you voted in the comment section.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Interview with Alicia Plummer

I asked several designers if they would be willing to do an interview back when the Gift-A-Long was going on. Alicia was one that I asked, but she wasn't able to get to it until now. Well, for me, it was worth the wait. :)

Introduce Yourself!
Hello, I am Alicia of AliciaPlum. I design pretty much anything other than socks!

How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as very easygoing and laid back. Where I live--out in the sticks, as some people might describe it--there isn’t a lot of chance to get very fancy. I really need things to match my lifestyle, too, and with small children, that typically involves just throwing on something comfy and simple. I think I like to knit things that are simple, too, because I get distracted easily. Just a touch of detail and a lot of stockinette makes a project more enjoyable for me.

What inspires you?
What inspires me…so many things! Jesus, the color blue, air rushing through leaves on a sunny day…most of the pieces I design are actually inspired by specific feelings. I can be really emotional sometimes, haha! I have a shawl I’m working on now and it’s inspired by the sound of the summer rainstorms on our tin roof. I think it’s tin--maybe it’s galvanized steel or something fancy. I don’t know. My husband chose it. But it’s metal, anyways, and the rain makes the most beautiful sound when it hits.

What is your favorite item to design?
My top favorite thing to design is sweaters, hands down. Though I’m finding I love shawls too. But the expanse of blank canvas you get to work with in those things--and a lot of time, I leave a lot of it blank. Negative spaces, you know? Love it.

Any new projects you would like to share with us?
I wish I had some pictures of the latest piece I’m working on! It’s a racerback tank top in blue kestrel. I’m obsessed with Kestrel right now, because it’s getting much hotter every day. Kestrel is breezy but it’s also thick, so you get that nice instant gratification knit but it’s not heating you up in the process.

Thanks for joining me, Alicia! I can't wait to see that Kestrel tank top.
Thank you for having me! I always appreciate talking with you, you are such a sweet, down to earth person!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Summer Sale!

Buy my Tulip Mitts and get my Strawberry Patch Handwarmers 50% off!

Sale runs until May 12.

Saturday, May 3, 2014


Oh! And please have some fun filling out the poll to the right of this post! Anyone who does will be entered to win an e-book of two shawls that I'm going to publish this summer. (Let me know in a comment, email, or on Ravelry, if you voted.) Tell all your friends! :) (If you do, I'll enter your name twice!)

Giveaway will end May 31.

Lily Wrap

I'm working on a new design!!!!!!!!!

I'm very excited about this one; Dream in Color partnered with me this time. Thank you guys so much! I'm using their Perfectly Posh Sport in Fortune, which is very lovely to knit and to look at:
Not the best picture, I know. Speaking of which, I am very happy to announce that I am not going to be the photographer this time. Yep! For this pattern, I have the help of someone who actually knows something more than average about photography, has a nice camera, and takes beautiful pictures. YAY!!!!!

I also sent a submission off into the wild this week...

And I just want to say to all who read this, whether you're family, friend, or friendly-nice-person, thank you for supporting me by following along!