Today I published my 101st knitting pattern. I fell into designing in 2007 with the publication of Neiman. And it kept going. I never made a choice to design, I never had a moment where I decided to be, or felt that I was, a professional. Now I have an Employer Identification Number and an LLC, but it's just me in a messy apartment (soon to be a messy office in an otherwise organized home, KNOCK WOOD), plus a great tech editor, my sister, and some amazing test and sample knitters.
Pattern number 101 is Shante, an art yarn cowl that, to quote Karida of Neighborhood Fiber Co., is "a little bit drag queen, a little bit rock and roll." You can use the Ozark Handspun, or sub another art yarn or your own handspun.
You can purchase the pattern for $5:
To celebrate the 101 mark, I'm giving 50% off all my self-published patterns until I publish pattern number 102 (probably in about two weeks). You can find the patterns here. Use the coupon code 101 at checkout. Enjoy, and pass it on! And THANK YOU!
(Oh, and about the house: CLOSING THIS WEEK!!!!)