I don't talk about my work a ton on here. I really should, because its mostly knitting related. But it really doesn't feel as interesting as it seems like it would -- I sit at a computer all day, answering emails, designing graphics, writing blog posts and occasionally working on a knitting project.
One of my job titles is 'Freelance Copy Writer' at Knit Purl. Knit Purl is this beautiful yarn store in Portland, Oregon. They really have a vision of what an artisanal craft knitting can be. And I agree with them -- a lot of us work very hard to create objects and garments that show our skills and craftsmanship. We should celebrate that more as knitters by choosing the best quality materials for our work, and appreciating the time we're putting into each and every stitch.
Right now, I'm working on a little sample knit that will be photographed for an upcoming Knit Purl e-card (this is their newsletter, you should totally subscribe if you want to see what I'm up to!) The sample is from a Ravelry pattern, the Featherweight Cashmere Fingerless Gloves by Taiga Hilliard. They're pretty simple, just knit in laceweight with some twisted ribbing details. The yarn here is what's really special. I get to knit these in Shibui Pebble, which is this really neat little yarn. It's tweedy, and the texture of the strand feels a bit like raw silk -- but knit up, the cashmere and merino content really take hold and create these smooth, soft, and delicate stitches.
At least it's working up fast -- since it's due next week back in Portland! Do you have any projects you're working on for someone else? Holiday knitting, perhaps?