Guest Post: Early Bird Knitting

I’m so lucky to be working with designer Emma Welford of Emma Welford Designs again. She is the mastermind behind Holla Back Tank, and worked fast and hard on her design for the upcoming Accessories Collection. I’ve already got her FO in my hot little hands, about 5 weeks before deadline! Here is why ->

Valley Yarns Northfield

I like to think I’m a pretty punctual person. I get my oil changed according to the little sticker on my windshield, I know exactly how long it takes to run to the bathroom during a commercial break so as not to miss a crucial moment of reality TV drama–you get the idea. But how did I wind up being a month ahead of schedule for my newest Holla Knits design?

Emma in Action!

To be fair, odds were stacked in my favor. I happen to work in the same building as my yarn support, so I had an unfair advantage. I wasn’t working on any other designs and could blaze ahead with this one. My intensive swatch worked out most of the kinks in my design, meaning all I had to do was calculate and cast on. And a week into starting it, I committed myself to another project and realized I couldn’t afford to procrastinate!

Emma’s Knit Braid

Luckily, accessories are easy to crank out on a deadline. My Ravelry queue is full of more hats, fingerless mittens and shawls than I will ever need to wear in this lifetime, let alone knit! I’m an accessory junkie–what’s not to love? They’re perfectly portable. They’re a great excuse for buying luxury yarns I can’t always afford. And they’re dandy for trying out new techniques. When I’ve just finished a lagging sweater (or have lost my sweater knitting mojo), there’s nothing more therapeutic than casting on for a quick ‘n dirty accessory project.

So when you’re ready to cheat on your current WIP and join me, I’ll be waiting with this fierce colorwork design to tempt you. And if that’s not enough incentive, there will be five other hot accessories debuting alongside–and that’s going to turn anyone into an accessory junkie!

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