I did that?

Imagine my surprise this evening when I logged into ravelry and saw a new design in my designer profile. This, of course, lead to some excitement because I’ve been eagerly awaiting the publication of this particular pattern, the Die Cut Vest in the Spring 2013 issue of knit.wear. I’m sure you can imagine my “squee!” before I clicked through to see the other photographs on Knitting Daily’s website.

None of the sounds of excitement I made previously compare to the absolute shriek I gave out when I clicked through to the magazine preview, and saw this…

knit.wear Spring 2013

My vest. On the cover.

Family members rushed downstairs, convinced I had injured myself.  After some explaining, they were quite excited, as well.  We’re going to celebrate this week.

Woot :)

This design is, admittedly, a personal favorite.  I can up with the idea after some brainstorming over a new way to use the popular Oriel lace pattern.  I just love the look of it, but it’s been used a lot by so many talented designers.  So, after some contemplation (and turning the stitch dictionary and swatches this way and that), I decided it looked pretty darn good sideways and has a wonderful knit+purl pattern that makes it nicely reversible.  From there, I tweaked a silhouette I love and came up with a design that I really want to reknit for myself.  The stitch pattern is so nice and crisp using Shibui Knits Linen.  Yumm.

I seriously want one of these to wear for summer.

But that’s my good news for this week.  And maybe even this month.

In other news, what do you think of my updated blog layout?  I like it!