it was a year ago
(where did the time go?),
that malabrigo yarn got in touch to say
i had been picked as an mfpp (malabrigo freelance pattern project) indie designer,
paired up with alison, and given the theme ‘glittering fish’
with this photo for inspiration.
alison and i spent the next few weeks
sending notes & sketches back and forth.
by the end of the summer we had a
rough idea of who would
do what and in which malabrigo colorways.
then the nuts and bolts
of putting patterns together began.
re-swatching, tweaking, and lots of math.
now here it is june already.
my 6 patterns (also available as an e-book)
were released on friday. alison’s are coming up soon.
do, i’ll spend the next 6 days posting about the underwater inspirations
for each of my patterns,
why i named them what i did,
and a little about some of what did and didn’t turn out the way i expected.
remember my leap into steeking?
that was one of the patterns in ‘the great deep’.
check out the e-book patterns here
can you tell which one?
up next – ‘peixe’: what i thought it was going to be
and how it set me straight.