This was iteration number 4? 5? for this gray/neutral palette combo, but I'm finally super happy with how it looks. I'm working on multiple different yarn/colorway options for the designs in the Santa Fe Collection, upcoming in November.
Another colorway swatch - also in a gray/neutral palette combo. I really like how the blues sing against the more neutral background. Almost like a gemstone-decorated bracelent around this cuff.
A quick gauge check swatch for a new project - and to make sure I liked the beads with the yarn color (I do). This one is heading out to a sample knitter to get started this week. I'm all about the summer roses colors right now.
And since several of you have asked about how I get inspired for a new design, here's a sample of some inspiration pages for the above colorway/project theme. I tend to stay away from knitted designs with online photos - I don't want to be too influenced by someone else's concept, even if it's by accident, so I try to look for things like an overall mood, colors, details in photos (via Google and/or Pinterest searches) that will set a general vibe for me. From there, I do some sketching and playing around with colors and see what emerges. This project is related to the Summer Faery Court in the book An Enchantment of Ravens I read earlier this year. Stay tuned for more details on this one - but it'll be released sometime late summer.