So today is the day, and I added the - for now - last pattern to my (No longer virtual) Friends pattern colleciton: Interwoven. This one is for Melissa, who is one of the first people I ‘met’ when I joined Ravelry, and while many groups we mingled in are no longer active, our friendship has grown stronger over the years and it was the most wonderful moment when we first met in person at Indie Untangled.
I chose this textures stitch pattern which resembles interwoven stripes as a symbol of how close we’ve become even though there are thousands of miles between us. The picture though, doesn't show the socks Melissa received. She got a pair in a beautiful gradient yarn, but the socks were a bit too large for anyone around to model them. So I've knitted a second pair - and as many of you know I am so not a fan of knitting a pattern again and again - and well, yes, the photoshoot on a windy day at the beach was quite something too... Sand everywhere, even in my ears, but the picture was worth it, don't you think? Shows the texture really well and I am so happy Melissa's pattern is out in the world now too.
As I mentioned before, Interwoven is the final pattern to the collection for the time being.I' ve knitted and designed for all my Ravelry friends I had the pleasure to meet in the last couple of years duing our travels and the collection now contains 12 patterns. I say 'for the time being', because who knows? I might meet some more of my knitting buddies during future holidays, so there might be more patterns to come... we'll see.
Both, the collection (No longer virtual) Friends and the individual pattern Interwoven are available from my Ravelry pattern store, here.