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I know I am a bit late, but I was out of town yesterday.
The sample was knit my Jenny of Spinning Jenny. If you would like to see how the sample fits with different amounts of ease you can check out her wearing it here. This was the first pattern that I worked with a sample knitter on directly, and it went so well. It’s funny when you start doing your hobby professionally – I never thought I would outsource my knitting, but there you go.
I have started to exert more efforts to rationalize my life. One of the steps has been to hire a sample knitter — it really doesn’t get any better than this. I keep telling people because I am pleased as punch with myself, but I think they all think I am cheating.
I just find that I end up knitting two of everything as the sample always needs to be in different yarn from the original. I can’t produce more than I am now, but I have more ideas than I know what to do with. In my head I am always about five projects ahead of the one I am knitting.
It is wonderfully freeing, but I had the hardest time passing over the yarn for the first project. It takes a big leap of faith.
Overall I am tremendously proud of myself; I feel I am enriching the fibre economy by ploughing some money back in.