Um… Felt like the time for an update over here)

Since I’m a college teacher, I have a few published works, including articles and study materials, so I’m not new to the idea of publishing. But today, less than 24 hours ago, I’ve published two altogether different items which maybe make me even more proud than all of my study materials – on second thought, I write really mean study guides, so maybe not – but for sure more proud than all of my ‘science indexed’ articles put together. For one, the pattern entries have been viewed 100 times more in their 24 hours than those articles have been in years – because who cares about color correction in a television system that is not even designed yet? Even I don’t!

But back to the point – I have finally published my first knitting patterns on Ravelry. I was thinking about it for the past year, and I finally designed an item that I couldn’t keep all to myself and I had to share it. This breakthrough item is just a scarf of a poetic name of Echinoidea – which is just a scientific name of a sea urchin (it gave me an idea for the name based on its texture in the first place) – and also has a pun intended if you speak Russian. I also wrote a second pattern so this one wouldn’t feel lonely.

Honestly, when I put those patterns out there at Ravelry last night, I didn’t expected any particular feedback. Few additions to favorites over the next week or so, like it usually happens with my original projects, but not much more. I was surprised – and a little suspicious – when the pattern was favorited about 10 times in the first half an hour while I set up a pattern store. I was startled – truly – when a couple of hours later I had both patterns purchased! And a couple of hours after that there were two more purchases made! Really, people, I’ve said it before, and I’m gonna say it again – you are incredible! You got me inspired and hopeful that the time and effort I put in those patterns won’t go unnoticed.

If you are interested in purchasing my patterns, head over to my Ravelry pattern store. The patterns will be available there exclusively. Take notice that all of my patterns are intended for personal use only. The entire contents of the patterns are subject to copyright, and you may not sell, distribute, or produce and sell items made from my patterns without direct written consent from me.

All of the patterns are in English exclusively. The part of my brain that knits just doesn’t speak Russian.

Echinoidea is a comfortable reversible scarf that can be buttoned up to be worn as a double cowl, or draped loosely around your shoulders.
Loreina is an oversized buttoned cable cowl that can be converted to a short scarf and wrapped tightly around your neck, or draped loosely around your shoulders as a soft warm wrap.

And if you don’t knit – head over to my online store where you can buy warm and stylish hand knitted accessories made from natural materials. I have a lot of items in stock and ready to ship!