Well, that was a long gap.

I think I’ve discovered the problem with keeping new release announcements and promotions to my newsletter, and only posting personal projects and the like here on the blog: 99.999% of my projects are work-related, I don’t often get time to spin, and so there’s not much to say a lot of the time. (Also, to be frank, the current political climate has knocked some of the stuffing out of me, and I don’t want to add to the noise, and it feels like there’s a lot of noise to go around right now.) And lo, seven months have gone by, tumbleweeds are blowing through here, and still loquacity eludes me. But!

I do have a new project I’m excited about, and it’s not a pattern sample (though it may evolve into a pattern eventually), and this right here is just the place to share it.

Remember this?

It’s some 60/40 Bond/Silk that I spun a while ago as part of the Discworld spinalong over on Ravelry. I’ve finally come up with an idea for it: a sort of A-line-ish tshirt with cap sleeves and a V-ish neck. I’m working it in four parts to avoid striping weirdness from dividing for the neckline, and am pretty much making it up as I go along. I’m particularly pleased with this bit of texture at the bottom edge:

Vetinari tee border

Indeed, I’m enjoying this knit so much that in just a few days, I’ve almost finished the first piece

Vetinari tee piece 1 top

in spite of the rather silly gauge of 7 stitches to the inch. If I do adapt this project into a pattern, I may have to use a thicker yarn; that’s just too damned fine for a garment for a lot of people, and I don’t blame them. I’m loving every minute of the project, though; with a bit of luck I can get this baby done in time to wear to TNNA. Which is two weeks away. Guess I’d better get to it.

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