I am currently preparing a submission to the American digital knitting magazine Twist Collective for their Fall 2013, fifth anniversary issue. I chose Tosh DK in Posy for my swatch, inspired by their beautiful mood board as you can see below. I am afraid I cannot divulge any more detail of my design as set out in their guidelines. My husband has assisted with graphic work and I am soon ready to submit my project by e-mail. Do take a look at their Winter 2012 issue now available at: twistcollective. The editor Kate Gilbert writes: “The idea of Twist Collective came from a desire to bring talented designers and writers together, to give them a beautiful showcase for their work, and pay them fairly.”
My knitting goals in 2013 are to submit more designs to American magazines and to destash. A lot of left overs from my design work end up as useful yarn for workshop, so there are no huge quantities to destash for me but always useful to do, anyway. I am incredibly impressed with those knitters who have kept their yarn bands, and counted the amount of kilos knitted last year. The productivity is gobsmacking, I have used nowhere near 22 kilos – a Norwegian knitter taking stock on Facebook – in the last year. Have you? Another year with new yarn discoveries, new designs, new exhibitions and lot of inspiration. Bring it on!