August? Already? How did this happen?! But, oh how I love this time of year. The crickets get a little noisier, the air gets dryer and the nights are perfect for sleeping. There is nothing better than sitting on the patio and having to move my chair to follow the sun across the patio, moving every twenty minutes or so. If it’s too cool in the shadows, it’s just perfect in the sunshine.
I still have a few unfinished Summer projects on the needles! And, I’m going to bet that I’m not the only knitter looking this reality in the eye. I think I better get going because my mind is already turning to the next two seasons. What to knit for the Fall? What do I need for Winter?
Remember back in the days before Ravelry when you had to go to your local yarn store and stand in front of their racks of books, pamphlets and single patterns? You were looking for your next project. You hoped that something would jump out and grab your imagination and set your brain on fire, planning colors and trying to remember if you had the right needles.
Today, I can sit at my computer and get totally lost in the pattern section of Ravelry! The variety, the innovation, the combinations…. they are all stunning. And, I admit that I have a personal list of designers that I always look to because I know that their vision is a good fit for me. But, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to look at all the new patterns and am sure that I am missing some totally stunning designers who would be a perfect fit for Plucky.
This has set me to thinking. It might be time for me to ask my fellow Plucksters whom they love. I would love to hear which designers you love and why. Do you have a personal favorite? Is there someone new on the scene that the rest of us should give a look to? Could I ask you take a minute to share that with the rest of us? Would you be so kind as to post your favorites in the comment section at the bottom of this page?
Hey, thanks so so much in advance for taking the time to weigh in on this.
Hugs to all,
Gratuitous puppy eyes