Finishing Fever

After months of working at a very comfortable pace, I woke up one morning a few weeks back with a sudden case of "finishing fever" and decided that I had to finish up my 
collection for Botanical Knits 2... right away. 
As in NOW. As in yesterday.

I don't know where the sudden rush of motivation came from.. but I have been working like a crazy person ever since. I am determined to get these knits designed and done as soon as possible.

That means... a lot of knitting... and a lot of playing with new yarn. It could be worse, right?

I thought I'd share with you some of the highlights from my past few weeks of work.

Firstly, I got these gorgeous special skeins of Spincycle Dyed in the Wool yarn in a brand new colorway to test out. I am so excited to see what they will knit up like! The colors are so rich and beautiful.

I also finished a new shawl design that I just love. 
It's a new and updated take on my Cedar Leaf Shawlette and all of the other leaf bordered shawls floating around out there in pattern land.

Its cool and whimsical and I am really happy with it.

And I love the way that this gorgeous purple yarn goes with the other colors I'm using.

I am also knitting a sweater out of this rich glowing brown yarn.
Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that I am "un-knitting" a sweater out of this rich glowing brown yarn.

I have spent a fair amount of time ripping back today as I learned an invaluable and unfortunate lesson about the placement of bobbles on the front of a sweater. 

Turns out a bobble put in the wrong place on a sweater front can look rather inappropriate. :(

Speaking of sweaters... do you remember this lovely little green sweater?
Oh good.. I'm glad. 

 I promise that I haven't forgotten about it. 
I still have plans to release this pattern individually very soon.
Thank you for your patience with me. 

Back to work I go! More updates soon!