Excited.Overwhelmed.

Rosee Woodland, the deputy editor of The Knitter magazine at UK contacted me some times ago to get permission to use a photo of Damask in the magazine and of course it is a BIG YES. Damask shows up at the issue 31, page 4 under the section “The Knitter Loves”. The magazine is on the way sent to me from UK but I can’t wait and bought a digital version so I can show everyone the page.

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Eventhough there is just 2 line of words, it means HUGE to me. I am glad that more knitters at UK know about Damask. I am doing a happy feet penguin dance!

While I was still happily indulged in this small glory, another big pleasant wave washed over me from top to toe! Stephanie Pearl-McPhee a.k.a Yarn Harlot decides to make Damask in her latest post, using her own handspun yarn. WHAT?! Yes, the famous knitter a.k.a writer a.k.a blogger – Yarn Harlot! She is going to make a Damask. It took me few minutes to get myself together to tell John about this. I am so honored that Damask is the chosen pattern and I really wish that Stephanie would enjoy making it.

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Damask modelled on Shirley

Because of this insanely exciting happening, I have started a Damask KAL in my group at Ravelry. Therefore, knitters who want to make Damask please join in and so do those who are in the progress of making one. Big big welcome to you all.

Last but not least for this post, Cobble is chosen as the Wednesday’s Pattern at PeacefullyKnitting.com. Tina reviewed the pattern and wrote a brief introduction about me. Also, a copy of Cobble will be given away to a winner. Readers just have to left a comment in that post (one entry only) along with either their Ravelry ID or Twitter ID. This giveaway starts today and will end on Saturday, April 30th at 5:00pm Arizona Time, with the winner being selected randomly and announced on Sunday, May 1st.

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Cobble

I will definitely do a pattern giveaway in the future not until I have enough readers for this blog as I know I still need to work harder on this blog to gain higher reader stats.

These few days have been totally overwhelming and I feel the excitement within me gushing up and down non-stop. I love knitting and I never thought that knitting could bring me this much of joy and satisfaction and now, achievement. From a retail pharmacist in the past till today I am called a knitwear designer, I am still hard to believe how this happened within years. I guess with the passion and belief you have in something, you just have to dare to dream and seek for it. I am really loving in what I am doing now and I am thankful for everyone who likes my designs and support me in every way they could. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

Please bear with my limited words usage as English is not my first language and I will try my very best to write more and better with time. I will end this post with a quote from Yarn Harlot,

“100 years ago, buying something you could make was considered wasteful; now making something you could buy is considered wasteful. I am not convinced this is a step in the right direction.” — Stephanie Pearl-McPhee


11 thoughts on “Excited.Overwhelmed.

  1. How awesome is that! Congrats on having a photo of your gorgeous shawl in Knitter and to top it off, Stephanie mentions it too! Way to go 🙂

  2. You design such beautiful things and deserve tons of recognition for them. I’m glad people all over the world are noticing your designs! v

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