Friday, September 12, 2014

Holla Knits Fall/Winter 2014 Blog Tour

I might not look it here, but I loves me this cardi!
The joy of samples and swatches, and the sadness of knitting out of season.

The swatch for Geo Delight really did delight me in a way unlike any other swatch I've ever completed. For real! I have it pinned up in a place of honour on my incredibly over-crowded inspiration corkboard.

I figured if I was that tickled about the swatch, the finished sample would put me over the moon with the dish and the spoon. And it did!

I've been bursting with excitement, keeping this pattern under wraps! I've wanted to share it as soon as it was off the blocking mat and on my back.

Here you see my sample, off and away at a photo shoot!

But the only sadness (and really, there's only one!) of knitting up samples is the extended lead time. Which you of course need, what with tech editing, second sample knitting, pattern formatting and layout, not to mention photographs and all the other bits of collaboration that go into creating a finished collection.

So you end up always knitting out of season, and sending off your little wee knit babies to the Land of Pattern Photographs and Promos.

Really, this post is to say how very glad I am that this cat is out of the bag, and how very glad I am that my Geo Delight sample will be heading its way back to me!

Sept 8: Launch
Sept 9: The Sweatshop of Love - pattern giveaway, SEG: 6 skeins KP WotA Tweed in Brass Heather
Sept 10: Klever Knits - pattern and skein of Rowan Kid Classic giveaway, SEG: 6 skeins KP City Tweed Aran in Jacquard
Sept 11: Berroco - review and pattern giveaway
Sept 12: Canary Knits - pattern giveaway, SEG: 1 500 yard skein of Mountain Colors 4/8’s Wool in Harmony Ice

Sept 15: Mountain Colors Facebook Page - SEG: Mountain Colors Perspectives Twizzle in Blue/Turq
Sept 16: Life on Laffer - review and pattern giveaway
Sept 17: Knits in Class - SEG: 1 skein of Knit in Class
Sept 18: Makewise Designs - review and pattern giveaway
Sept 19: Anzula - SEG all the Anzula yarn needed for the vest

Sept 22: Ruby Submarine - SEG: 3 skeins KP WofA Tweed in Thirst Heather
Sept 23: BoKnits - SEG: 8 skeins KP Swish DK in Indigo Heather
Sept 24: Under the Red Umbrella - review and pattern giveaway
Sept 25: DoogKnits - review and pattern giveaway
Sept 26: Cosmos and Cashmere - review and pattern giveaway


Carmen N said...

What a great design!

Quantmlife said...

I'd be excited it was coming "home," too. Beautiful.

Zombie Queen said...

Such a cute design. Perfect for layering :)