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I've been a very bad girl today...
You see, I got this big box full of yarn delivered... It was way to much for me to resist. A pile of extrafine merino, which is my all time favorite hands down fiber ever to work with. All different colors... How could I not cast something on? Huh? All the yarns that were delivered today are to be used in my Musical Minds collection that I plan to release in September 2010. It will be 6 hats. All designed with the menfolk in mind. Thanks to my boyfriend Chris I have tons and tons of unisex hat patterns floating around in my head. This will give me the chance to get 6 of them out. I'm breaking the collection down into two sections. The first is called "Playing with Texture." Section two is "Playing with Color." The titles refer to both music and knitting. I haven't yet decided how much I'll reveal about this collection along the way and how much will remain a mystery in September... You'll have to stay tuned in to find out.

You've probably guessed by now that Scotch Mary sat mostly neglected today. As I said, I was a very bad girl. I did do a few rows in the morning before temptation dropped on my doorstep. I keep reminding myself how guilty I will feel if I don't finish this project by my deadline. If that does happen I will admit it. That was part of the deal. Complete honesty with the successes and fails equally. Luckily I've had pretty good luck so far. Granted, I haven't actually tried the sweater on yet.., or checked my gauge mid project, both of which I really need to do. I guess I'll write that in on tomorrow's list of things I have to do. I have this habit of relaxing my gauge as I go along... It doesn't make the garment deformed, just too large for me. When things turn out a size too big they go to my mom. If I get a size too small it goes to my sister. At least someone always gets to appreciate it even if it isn't me!

If you want to get up to the minute updates on my daily design process, pop on over to Twitter and look me up there (Fiddle Knits). I generally post a few updates throughout the day... More or less depending on what my schedule is like. If I'm doing a lot of design work then it gets updated more often since I'm never far from my computer so I can add quick changes to any pattern.

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Comment by Erica Jackofsky on February 19, 2010 at 8:29am
I am in love with the Musical Minds Collection. I already knit 2 of the patterns and gifted them to Chris a few months back, but now I'll be redoing them and finishing up the patterns, along with 4 others. I'm kinda jealous that I already promised the finished hats to the guys that will be modeling them because I want them for myself! But... I suppose they deserve some payment for looking cute. :o)

Today Scotch Mary and I will be back to being best buddies. :o)
Comment by cherylbwaters on February 19, 2010 at 8:00am
Erica, it is okay to neglect Scotch Mary sometimes. She deserves your full attention and if that full attention isn't there, it could be disastrous. ♥c
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on February 19, 2010 at 7:55am
Love the tease on the new collection... you make it hard to resist and we haven't even seen one picture!
I'm sure Scotch Mary will forgive you for the neglect by turning out better than ever! ♥s

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