It has been quite a while since I posted--over a year!!! Geez. I am really going to make an effort to blog more frequently. And probably not just about knitting.
For example, my most recent endeavor was a trip to Florida with my husband to visit his dad and celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. It was a lovely week off and I must confess the only knitting related activity was reading a bit of Yarn Market News. Did not even take any knitting with me! Here is a pic of us at our anniversary dinner by the beach:
I have been on a bit of a knitting hiatus. I have four designs coming out in the next few months (more about that in a moment) and was knitting every spare moment I was not working or otherwise doing things I absolutely must. Housecleaning was nonexistent (not that I am the best at that to begin with--which is probably why it is the 1st thing to go down the tubes when I am super busy). So I have not knitted a thing since I finished those projects.
But this weekend I will get back to it. I have a throw for my younger daughter, which I had planned on finishing before she started college, but that didn't happen. The new plan is to finish it before we go visit her for parents weekend in two weeks. I only have about 6 inches left, plus the fringe, so it seems doable, even with the pesky full time job. I will post pics when it is completed.
As mentioned above, I do have 3 designs in the book Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps & Scarves: 60 Gorgeous Designs, which should be coming out before the end of the year. And a sweater in the Holiday Issue of Vogue Knitting magazine. I'll post pics of those when they are published.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Sunday, August 28, 2011
My design for the Fall 2011 collection for the Classic Elite Yarn Company is a cardigan called Snowfall. It is in the Snow Angels pattern book. The sweater is knit in Classic Elite Fresno yarn.
This is another design which highlights my obsession with half linen stitch.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Feather & Fan L-Shaped Scarf/Wrap can be found in the Spring/Summer 2010 issue of Vogue Knitting magazine. This issue should be hitting newstands any day now. It is pattern #31, which can be found on page 72.
Two colors of Zealana Kiwi are alternated to create this feather & fan wrap with a twist, or a bend, to be exact. When worn, the L-shape of the wrap creates horizontal waves on one side and vertical on the other. The L-shape also helps to better keep the wrap on at the shoulders.
[Unfortunately, I was incorrectly credited for the design in the magazine, reading: "Jill Gutman", leaving off the "Schoenfuss".]
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Finally got around to uploading photos of my designs on Facebook. So if you would like a place to see all my designs a bit more easily, here is the link. I made it viewable to everyone, so I think you should be able to see it even if you are not a "friend" on Facebook.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I am very happy to have my design, Diamond, up on knitty.com now. This is knit in Nashua Handknits Cilantro.
I won't reiterate what is already posted with the design on the website, as far as inspiration goes, because you can just click on the link and read it there. But I will say that people who know me might recognize my model! :-)
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Am very excited to recently find out I will have a design in the upcoming Summer edition of Knitty. My understanding is it will be up on the website June 1st-ish. Wish I could give you a sneak preview, but it is not allowed. Stay tuned for updates and a link to the pattern when it goes live on the website!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
My Cropped V-Neck Vest appears in the inaugural issue of Nashua Handknits Magazine which came out in Fall 2008. The inspiration for this design was the vine and bobble pattern stitch used and also the yarn, Nashua Handknits Natural Focus Ecologie Wool. My daughters liked this design so much they asked me to knit one for them, which I did. Susan Mills, the Creative Director for Nashua Handknits also liked it enough to knit one (in a different yarn) for her daughter!