Two new patterns!

I hope everyone’s been having a good first month of 2018. I’ve been working quite a lot, and I’m happy to announce two new patterns up on Ravelry! The first is $5 + tax, and it’s the Tetris Lap Blanket (For the Gamer in Your Life) that Silver and I worked on for over two years!

Tetris Lap Blanket
Tetris Lap Blanket

The second is another free fingerless mitts pattern – Lacy Thorns and Roses Mitts.  These are free on Ravelry.

Mercury wearing the Lacy Thorns and Roses Mitts.
Me wearing the Lacy Thorns and Roses Mitts, January 2018.

I hope that if you like to knit, you’ll give them a go! 🙂

Revitalised and ready for action!

Well, hello there! It’s only been… two-and-a-half years since I’ve last popped in here! I’m still alive.

Mercury wearing Knit the Rainbow Mitts.
Wearing my Knit the Rainbow Mitts. Pattern published May 2017.

As you can see, the site’s had a major makeover. That video up top features my own hands working on something for my brother-in-law. There have also been some updates to the pages listed in the menu, and a whole new page: Patterns, where I’ve collected all of my own knitting patterns to date.  This includes two that were previously only available on my even older WordPress site, Emmy Knits. Those in particular have been given a bit of a refresh and spiffed up with the full PDF download treatment.

My health has reached a relatively stable state – the mystery illness I was plagued by for so long was actually irritable bowel syndrome, and now that I know that, I have ways of keeping it in check. I’m happy to say I haven’t had to check into the hospital since April 2014. This stability has also afforded me a chance to work a “normal” job again while still leaving me some knitting time. I’m currently an audio transcriber and audio transcription proofreader, which I do fully from home. It’s boosted my self-confidence tremendously.

I’m looking forward to posting project updates, pattern works-in-progress, and newly finished patterns, as well as some more slice-of-life bits and pieces. If you’re into the slice-of-life stuff, might I recommend checking out my dear friend Silver’s podcast, Silver’s Dreamland? She has great knit-a-longs, several projects on the needles, and she’s just fun to listen to in general. Also, I’ll be a guest on an episode in a few weeks if you’re curious to hear what I sound like, and if you’re interested in what’s happening with Silver’s Knitted Treats. We may also have a video game-related pattern to debut. 😉