I think this has been the longest time I've gone without posting since starting this blog. The time just slipped away: somewhere between leaving Italy for the summer, arriving back in the U.S., and taking care of various home- and family-related needs, suddenly, it became July. I haven't done a great deal of knitting either, although I have made an important step in regard to my future designing and knitting (or perhaps non-knitting) life: I've hired a test knitter. I'm anxiously awaiting the results, but in fact there's probably no turning back: I just want to design more things than I can possibly knit with my own two hands.
Near future plans: by the time the kids are back in school, there are several things I want to accomplish, design-wise. I want to write up designs for a hat or two; and for a child's vest with which I hope to kill two birds with one stone (surely there's a kinder way to express this sentiment!), namely create something personal for my two sons, for whom I've neither knit nor designed in the past almost-two-years, and create a design which will be relatively quick and fun to knit. I want to work up various submissions including one for Twist Collective, which to me is an intriguing and exciting twist on the online knitting magazine. I want to finish my top-down raglan sweater using Tilli Tomas Fil de la Mer, on which I am slowly progressing; I didn't take any photos of the four different neckline treatments I tried, or the three different sleeve cuff ideas I had, but next post: photos of what still remains.