So, I go away from my computer for a couple of weeks only to come back and see I’ve had over six thousand hits on my site in one day. Why the sudden jump in views. Well, apparently its all because of Channing Tatum. Now that he is in the spotlight with the recent film, Magic Mike, his name is ‘hot stuff’. Of course it doesn’t hurt that my past mention of Tatum on my blog also included a hot picture of him.
Since this is a knitting blog I feel it is my duty to only show pictures when the person is actually wearing knitwear such as the following. . .
What the hell, this is Channing Tatum. For someone this sexy, I’ll make an exception. Enjoy. . . (and yes, you’re welcome.)
Yup, you read that title correctly. I just had the honor of having one of my designs published in Knitscene magazine. Yes, it’s a secret that I’ve been keeping from all of you for some time now, but don’t you think it was worth the wait?
Knitscene Accessories Magazine
This week, I opened the mailbox to see a package from Interweave waiting for me. Inside was a complimentary copy of the Knitscene Accessories 2012 issue along with a tearsheet of the layout and pattern that I can use in my portfolio.
I love the layout and the model that they used. The whole image is fun and funky. Both yarns used in the cowl are from Knit Collage and they were yummy to work with. A simple pattern that even after two martinis you could still knit without any mistakes. 😉
Moon Rings Cowl
The whole process of working with such a well-known company was a great learning experience for me. Anyone who has ever considered submitting a design to any of the Interweave publications, I strongly encourage you to do so. I honestly didn’t think I had a snowball chance in hell of getting published. I just submitted my design to get in the practice of submitting to companies and look what happened!
Moon Rings Cowl by ME!
Thank you God and thank you to everyone at Knitscene for this wonderful opportunity!
Mark your calendars folks. On June 4th, one of my designs will be in its first every Knit-Along!
The wonderful people at AllFreeKnitting.com are hosting their first ever knit-along and they selected my Cobblestone Road Womens Sock design as their first project!
I’m so excited and extremely honored for one of my designs to be part of a knit-along. I strongly encourage you to head over to AllFreeKnitting.com on June 4th and join in the fun of knitting these socks. I can’t wait to see the varied colors and ways that knitters knit up these cute socks.
Below is a copy of the button that will be on the site for the knit-along. It’s not active yet, but do be on the lookout for the button as it should be up soon.