New pattern release: MotoMama

It happened! MotoMama has been released into the wild. I have been smitten with the yarn (Tosh DK in Badlands) for so long and I feel like this pattern gave her the life she deserved. 

SO...allow me to introduce you to this hot tamale! MotoMama is a cropped motorcycle style bolero that will fit into anybody's wardrobe. It was conceptualized to be especially useful for stylish women during pregnancy, nursing, and beyond, as it is short enough to fit just over the belly and easy to lift or unbutton for breastfeeding! I only wish I had made it when I was expecting my boys! It has a double breasted front (no pun intended), buttons, a notched lapel, and a rounded back collar. Just like Tristania, this piece begs to journey with you regardless, and even in celebration, of your body's current state, and will make you feel awesome the whole way through.  

Enjoy!  

All the excitement!

I'll tell ya one thing. This year has been far from boring! I sit here on March 9, writing a new blog post, but not being able to talk about much because my work is not for public consumption just yet. It's all very exciting to me, as I'm working on two patterns to be published this year! But, unfortunately, everything else gets put on the back burner. Even my 99% finished and tech edited and test knitted "MotoMama" cardigan languishes in the bin next to my office chair. But again. It's all very exciting. 

Not to be outdone, my brain decided that it was *too* much excitement and kicked into overdrive. Cue a week-long panic attack! It's all good, though, as it was the catalyst I needed to get some much needed anxiety management strategies going. One Zoloft prescription and regular therapy schedule later, I feel much better! Did y'all know that there are solutions out there? LOL It's an interesting time; we're straddling the line between continued stigma and forced discretion regarding mental health and an unabashed embrace of it. I have always fallen on the side of "let's talk about it!" Mentioning it here is not, to me anyway, an admission of weakness or an over-share or a cry for attention. It really is an exercise in normalization. Because it's normal and human and just fine. 

That said, I cannot wait to share the patterns I've been busting my hump over since the start of 2018. One will "drop" in May and the other...hmm...June? I will update the information when I get it. Until that time, please keep your eyes peeled (such an odd expression) for the release of MotoMama and sign up here to receive announcements as they come up! MWAH!