In an amazing Tour de Speed, I have managed to write the Sky Diamond DK Hat pattern, get it test-knitted by some fantastically speedy and enthusiastic knitters, have it properly photographed by our wonderful Hillary, all in the course of a mere month or so! It is now available on my website. This was an all-time record for me.
The necessary stages from idea to published pattern usually take a lot longer, but Diane, a member of my office crew who also does some test-knitting for me, just adores double knitting and had this hat made very quickly.
The photographic stage was speeded up by the impending arrival of Superstorm Sandy: my plan of spending a couple of days on Tancook Island and then bringing Hillary’s disc of photos back with me got deep-sixed. The imminent storm implied uncertain ferry service back to the mainland, and I could not take the chance of being marooned on the Island for an extra day. Getting to the airport a day late for my flight to the next teaching venue was not worth contemplating!
So I had only the one day on the island; it was a day packed with activity!
Whilst I winterized my cottage and stacked firewood, the resourceful Hillary gathered a few of our friends and had a speedy photo shoot. I must say, I have the most wonderful friends and neighbours there (and they are photogenic too). I brought the disc back with me and spent the wet and windy days putting the finishing touches to the pattern.
You might notice amongst the pictures that there is a second hat design, too. It’s going to be the Annapurna Hat (1 & 2) very soon: I’m just waiting for pictures of the second version of Annapurna.