BacoKnitter Designs – Launch

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged. I used to keep a Diaryland diary and then did Live Journal for awhile but haven’t really been writing for years now. So, I’m a little nervous. I’m not sure if I’m going to try to write primarily about knitting here or just generally about a variety of topics.

I had an exciting week. My friend Beth finished my banner images and logo and they couldn’t be more awesome. I keep opening my patterns and just staring at the banner and grinning. I launched my Ravelry Store this week and had over 100 downloads on my first night. I put up two free patterns and one paid pattern and have already made a few sales (and immediately spent it on yarn).

My first free pattern is for my knitted bacon. It can be made with scrap yarn (takes very little) and is incredibly easy. The ripples are done simply by changing your tension when binding off.

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I also published my pattern for the basket weave mittens I made for my sister’s boyfriend this Christmas. I had a difficult time writing this pattern – we’ll see if other people can follow my instructions…

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My first paid pattern was for the Cylon Centurion mittens I designed. Beth picked them up yesterday and is hopefully happy with our time trade.

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I’m currently working on a pair of beaded socks (my first time knitting with beads) and the Haruni shawl. I’m using Blue Moon yarn (my favorite) in “Waterlilies” and I’m really loving it. It may be a bit too variegated to see the pattern but I don’t really care. I keep thinking of Cher Horowitz (“She’s a full-on monet.”) while I’m working on it. Maybe I’ll watch Clueless while I knit.

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I met a woman from craigslist at Calhoun Square yesterday to buy some yarn. I got some really beautiful stuff for a really good price and I’ve been surfing around Ravelry all morning looking up possible projects to use with my new yarn.

I’m working on writing patterns for my hot water bottle cozy, a fantastic pair of felted slippers that are knit in one piece with a chart (almost no seaming!), and another simple mitten pattern (all will be free).

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3 Responses to BacoKnitter Designs – Launch

  1. Judi says:

    Beautiful colors and pattern. Can’t wait to see what it’s going to be when it grows up!

  2. Aimee says:

    Dear amazing genius: your Battlestar Galactica mittens are things of utter beauty. I think I cried a little. 🙂

    A friend and I are planning to do a little knitalong together, using your pattern. Wish me luck — I’ve proven myself truly terrible with intarsia in the past (that would be a great name for my blog, “Terrible with Intarsia”!) but I honestly can’t resist this pattern. Thanks for posting it on Ravelry — three bucks is a steal.

    Warmest wishes for a happy, knitalicious 2011!
    Aimee

    • BacoKnitter says:

      Thank you! I hope you all put up pictures of the mittens – I’m so excited to see other people’s progress. Let me know if you have any questions as you do your knit-a-long. Hope you’re enjoying living in Northfield – I used to go there with my friends when I was in high school to shop and hang out.

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