Friday, April 4, 2008

New Things Emerging

Yes, it's true. New things are emerging chez Sivia. In no particular order, here they are.

First is the debut of my Year of Lace shawl design, Phoenix Rising. I dare not display a full picture for fear of spoiling the surprise for those who haven't received their kits in the mail. The yarn is Silk Lace from Claudia's Handpainted Yarns, and the color??? Sivia's Hot Orange Brick, of course! Here is a little tiny teaser swatch:


Amazingly enough, some of the subscribers have already almost finished the shawl, as you will see if you follow the threads on Ravelry.

Second up is the debut of the wonderful and much-anticipated book, More Big Girl Knits. It is big, it is beautiful, and it has two Sivia Harding designs inside. More later with pictures.



Third is a new version of the pattern that was first seen in the book No Sheep for You, the River Rock Scarf. My version has more information about making this design an exercise in stream of consciousness knitting and contains not one but two scarf templates.


More... so much more. New shawl and new sock designs are in the works. Stay tuned for those...

And to all who contributed to my father's charity fund. The contribution has been made, a total of $2,341, which went to MSF. Blessings and thanks to all, not just to those who made monetary contributions, but to all the folks who sent love and condolences, and to those beautiful people who shared their own stories with me.

5 comments:

Yvonne said...

The shawl is lovely!! I can't wait to get the new BGK...I want to see your patterns!

(Very belated condolences to you and yours. I'm so sorry for your loss.)

Kristina B said...

It's great that your auction raised so much money, Sivia...

will have to check out a copy of More Big Girl Knits!

Melanie said...

I can't wait to see the rest of Phoenix Rising!

Julie said...

Just wanted to thank you for your lovely design Phoenix Rising. I just finished it and there is a good balance between ease and fiddliness to keep things interesting. Loved your choice of yarn and colour too.

the big sheep said...

i know what you and your and your son are going through , 4 years ago i had a simple surgery that turned into complex nightmare. i ended up with permanent nerve damage to my right(dominant) hand. i had to relearn knitting and bead crochet to accommodate the paralysis , but i am pleased to report i am back to full speed!!!!!!!!
best wishes for a full recovery!