I was thrilled at the beginning of this week when I learned that two more of my design submissions had been accepted for 2012 publication. Designers find those emails wonderful to receive and read.
At almost the same time, I also received notice via snail mail that one of my design submissions was politely turned down. Of course, that was not received as well as the acceptances.
However, I know that not everything I propose will meet with approval (because hey, all editors have their own aesthetic and other considerations in mind when making editorial decisions) and, designers always have other publishing options.
So with that in mind, I provide you with photos of my latest finished object, Le Chaud French Press Cozy:
Using only one skein of Wonder Why Alpaca Farms' fingering weight alpaca and soysilk blend, not only is it just an appealing design, it also harnesses the warmth properties of the respective fibers - and in the Pacific Northwest, keeping coffee warm and cozy is a full-time preoccupation.
I'm finalizing the written pattern, and will test it first prior to releasing it (in a limited manner) into the crafting wild. Once testing is complete, it will be available only through a purchase of Andrea's wonderful alpaca/silk blend through the end of the year. Then, in 2012, it will be for sale on its own.
Sooooo ... if anyone is interested in being part of the pattern testing, definitely shoot me an email. I expect the test will start next week and last through the beginning of November.
And yet another Fiber Arts Friday has arrived. Have you checked out Andrea's blog, to see how everyone else is keeping warm and cozy with their respective fiber pursuits? C'mon now, you know about inquiring minds and all.