Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Wee Revelation

What isn't a revelation is that I turned 36 today! However as I'm feeling in a celebratory mood I thought it was an apt day to share important news on the knitting/designing front!

I've been keeping this to myself until I felt sure that enough of the pieces were coming together and I'm now at the point where I think I can safely nod the affirmative to that.

So....the real revelation .....I'll be self-publishing a collection of Shetland Trader patterns! There will be around 8 or so designs, all Shetland inspired (mostly lace influenced) and all to be photographed in that beautiful landscape this summer. The designs will also be available individually.



As it is going to be a bit of a wait before this collection is ready I felt the need to be able to share some of the process here with you on the blog. I won't be giving you full disclosures but rather snippets here and there....to whet the appetite as it were!

Hope you'll stick with me as I attempt what feels like an exciting and hopefully rewarding new venture!

45 comments:

karen said...

Ooh... can't wait. I made your Aeslight, and have the Kerrera on queue. Your designs are beautiful.

Enjoy this amazing day!

marit said...

Gratulerer med dagen/Happy Birthday!!!

Wishing you a lovely day, and good luck:-)

Sharilyn said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog -- thank you for sharing your creativity. (Aeslight is in my rav queue.) And...Happy Birthday! And...congratulations on the adventure of a new knitting book! Enjoy the process!

Hilary said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

I am quite excited to hear that you're publishing a collection of patterns. I am sure that the designs and photography both will be stunning and I can't wait to see more!!

Tamara Paetkau said...

I can promise you I will want the whole booklet! I am just finishing up the Kerrera, and it has been one of the most enjoyable knits I've made, in large part because of how well the pattern is written. So this is exciting news...a booklet to look forward to! Huge congrats. And happy birthday :)

laceandsteam said...

Happy birthday, and thank you for the wonderful birthday present you're giving us. I'll be following your design process and look forward to when we can pre-order your booklet, because I know I'm going to want them all.

torirot said...

Happy birthday!
Looking forwards to seeing more of your designs!

a girl in winter said...

Happy birthday! I look forward to your collection; I've made Aestlight and love the finished shawl.

Wendolene said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so excited you'll be doing a book of patterns--I admire all the patterns you have already published! Looking forward to this summer...

Just call me Ruby said...

I hope you are having a very Happy Birthday and it goes without saying I can't wait to see the finished publication and hopefully we'll bump into each other with our cameras on Shetland this summer!

Issy said...

Thanks for giving US a birthday gift! Can't wait to see them.

nasseknits said...

Congrats! I'm looking forward to seeing the collection!

Krentu said...

Happy birthday! Great news - your designs are beautiful!

Sue said...

Happy birthday to you, and thanks for giving us the gift of tis exciting news. Both announcements/revelations are well worth celebrating!

Connie said...

Happy birthday, Gudrun! And congratulations for self publishing a collection! That's so exciting! Will it be available in print too?

Xana said...

Happy birthday. I'm sure the collection will be wonderful I look forward see it and to knit more of your designs.

Kirsten said...

Wonderful! Can't wait to see your collection.

Audrey said...

36,eh. I've been there, it's a good year. Many happy returns :) I am really looking forward to discovering your new patterns.

Teri said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Wow 36!.. you could be my daughter.
I'm looking forward to seeing your new designs. After all, you are my favorite designer. I don't have to read your mind at all to understand your patterns!!
teri

Thea said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats! What a great "present". I love your designs and can't wait to see what you come up with for the collection. I also love that we'll get snippets :-)

Longhorn Diva said...

OK, seriously excited here...I've now knitted four of your Aestlight shawls (will probably do more) and am pondering an Ausdrey in Unst; and your hap shawls give me serious project lust. Fair to say, you're one of my favorite designers on Ravelry these days. Can't wait!

Angela said...

Happy Birthday! I look forward to seeing those "snippets" of your designs.

terpsichoreknits said...

Happy Birthday!

So pleased to have more of your patterns to look forward to. I just finished (but have not yet taken pictures or updated) Aestlight, and am well into the body of Kerrera, and tonight have resolved that I must also make the Wast Side shawl.

Hope your day was lovely & full of bright, almost spring sunshine!

Nicole said...

Happy birthday! This is the best day to have as a birthday...It's mine too!

Kathy said...

I'm so happy for you. I'll look forward to owning your collection of patterns someday!It's totally satisfying to make your designs. I love them all and your blog. Congratulations and a very happy birthday.

Kristen said...

A belated happy birthday, and hooray on the collection! The little tidbit looks amazing.

nena said...

yepeeee!!!!

Debi1 said...

That is so exciting a self published book of knitting patterns! I'm a new fan of yours, currently working on Kerrera and already have the yarn for Aestlight! I can't wait to knit more of your patterns! Good luck!

Rebecca in NC said...

How exciting!! I can't wait!

Linda said...

Happy birthday!
What exciting news about the publication too, I can't wait!

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LEO said...

Oh I can't wait to see the collection! I love your designs.

Irie said...

Happy belated birthday! Thanks for the peak at your collection plans! I feel like a knitting superstar for all the compliments I get with my Aestlight, and would love a booklet of your designs! I'm sure it will be a great venture:)

Kristin Nicholas said...

So envious of you going to Shetland, taking photos there too! Will be awesome. Hope you do some kids things so you can use those cute children of yours for models!

I met your friend Julia at Greenfields Market this week! She was wearing a knit sweater and carrying a knit bag - that's how I recognized here.

Happy Spring!

Ariane said...

I can't wait to see what you will come up with!

lisa o said...

how exciting! I am looking forward to it. make sure to keep us posted as the time gets nearer ... I (and I'm sure others) would be happy to pre-order!

grammynan said...

Happy birthday to you and thanks for the good news--can't wait.

Angelia Batson said...

I can't wait to get your book! So excited!

fish-fish said...

I am looking forward to this! Good news!!

Fee-ronique said...

Joyeux Anniversaire and BRAVO for this new professional move. Great to have your designs available to the world ;-)

veera said...

Oh, great news! Your designs are all so gorgeous. And happy birthday!

Leigh said...

ACE! I've been stalking your designs for a while. Can't wait.

Anonymous said...

I might see you when you are here! I am currently making your Aestlight shawl, but have gone wrong somewhere, so will have to take back a couple of rows.

Jacqueline

Romi said...

That's wonderful! I'm excited to see it. :)

saraq said...

happy birthday Gudrun! all your design are beautiful.
have a good year :)
sara

Anonymous said...

will you consider including a recipe for the lovely hap shawls i've seen on your ravelry page???