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  • knit fit! wrap-up and other updates

    I took a day off yesterday after working all weekend at Knit Fit! and getting caught up on a few other things earlier this week, but I'll be sharing the next post about the Fall/Winter patterns later this afternoon! In the meantime, I thought I'd share a few updates!

    I had the MOST fun at the Paper Tiger booth in the Knit Fit marketplace, and I want to extend a huge thank you to Hannah and Sasa, who put on this event. It was incredibly fun to have such a fantastic marketplace bustling with activity just up the road from the Paper Tiger HQ! I also want to thank everybody who stopped by my booth. So much of what I do involves sitting at a computer, whether I'm writing a pattern, sending emails, or spending time on Ravelry, and while I love being able to see the beautiful pieces knitters make using my patterns, nothing compares to actually getting to interact with them in person. I had patterns and samples on hand for the entire Fall/Winter 13 collection, as well as my bestseller Vasa, and it was so much fun to talk to knitters about the pieces and to see folks trying them on. And a HUGE thank you to everyone who bought patterns! I have to admit I was a little nervous going into this kind of marketplace with only patterns to sell, but I clearly didn't have to be. It was such a worthwhile experience.

    While I am working on a few new patterns (if you picked up a coupon card at Knit Fit, you got a little sneak peek at one of them!), I'm looking forward to things slowing down a little bit now that the collection's finally out. As a result, one of my main goals for the next several weeks is to knock out some of my long-term WIPs that have been languishing for the last few months (some for much longer). Here's a look at some personal projects that are on the needles:

    Row 1: faire du vélo, alpaca lily mittens 
    Row 2: lillebarns marius, hansker til mor 
    Row 3: winter is coming, norske sokker

    Some of these projects are closer than others to being finished; Faire du Vélo is really quite close so I've been working on that one, and the gloves for my mother (hansker til mor) just need fingers, and they're long overdue, so they're high priority. The Icelandic shawl (winter is coming) is actually also really close, but I don't know how I'm ever going to figure out where in the lace repeats I am. The biggest problem with my WIP pile is that they really are all things I want to finish. How do you motivate yourself to finish long-term WIPs?