This is just a quick post, as I am about to leave town in about an hour, but I just had to say that I am very excited! Yesterday I opened my Ravelry Pattern Store and officially became a knitting designer! I posted my first pattern for free on Ravelry last night, Little Johnny's Patchwork Blankie, and it has met with what I consider rousing success so far! In just 10 hours my pattern has been downloaded 67 times, which is a very exciting and rewarding feeling. It makes me that much more motivated on the current designs I'm developing! Here is a picture of the finished blanket:
Once I return from my weekend trip, I should have my new order of sock yarn from EatSleepKnit.com waiting for me, which is going to become a new sock design that I've been planning out over the past week. It's going to take some trial and error to create it, but as soon as I get it going in a good direction I'll post some pictures as I knit it up. The yarn I chose for this pattern is MadelineTosh's Tosh Sock, which is a lovely soft yarn to knit with. Can't wait to get my hands on it and start putting my idea on the needles!
If you would like to visit my designer store on Ravelry, you can search my name, Trudy Barrett, and it will come up. Have a great weekend and I will see you when I've got new sock yarn on my needles!