Doing what I do (what do I do again?) requires looking waaaaaay ahead in the calendar, making seasonal items far in advance of when they are actually relevant. It’s kind of like the stores putting out the Easter items as soon as Valentine’s Day arrives–whaaaa? While I am knee deep in everything Witch Craft, and gearing up like never before for Halloween because of it, I am also experiencing a lot of other seasons and holidays at the same time. And then there’s the see-sawing weather, from 90 degrees to 45 degrees in a week…

I am concurrently reading storyboards for July yarn magazine issues, submitting amigurumi patterns to Interweave Crochet’s 2012 calendar (gunning for Summer Fruits, Candy Corn and Xmas Ball Ornament) and designing winter ware for the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts shop (bobble cowl, anyone?). But before I draw you in to my holiday stew, some exciting wintery/Christmas news: I have two pairs of slippers, ballet flats and Mary Janes, in the above holiday issue of Knit Simple, on sale now. You can preview more of the magazine here, but I highly recommend buying a copy, of course. 🙂 Some pictures of my slippers are after the jump.

Knit Simple Holiday 2010, photo by Paul Amato

Knit Simple Holiday 2010, photo by Paul Amato