Last week I learned that one of my favorite designers, Elena Nodel (aka Anadiomena’s Designs) passed away in mid-June. She had been battling cancer but apparently it overcame her much quicker than anticipated. A group of designers on Ravelry that have put together an eBook of patterns and are hosting a knit-along (KAL) with the proceeds going to Elena’s young daughter.
Although I did not know Elena in real life, this news hit me. Hard. More than I would have expected. She had over 150 patterns released but what saddens me is that she probably had many more pattern ideas that never came to fruition.
It was a great reminder that life is short and I need to push through my designs instead of sitting on them, worrying they aren’t good enough because they aren’t “perfect”. Or that I need to focus on tasks that will move my designs closer to publication instead of getting lost in other non-meaningful to-do lists.
That said … I’m happy to announce that I have a new pattern available!
It’s called Bass Mountain Hat. It’s a simple knit hat made with super bulky weight yarn, so it makes up as a quick gift!
Why is this called “Bass Mountain”? Partially because I originally designed it for a Schachenmayer “My Mountain” contest. I didn’t win – other than a free t-shirt :-). Did I mention I had never made a hat before? Ever?!
Bass Mountain isn’t a real place* – I made it up. But it seemed like a good name for a unisex hat, ideal for an outdoorsman – or woman. (*If someone knows of an actual Bass Mountain – let me know! I’d love to go visit someday!)
The pattern was recently updated adding more sizes and has gone through tech editing and testing to ensure there are no errors.
You can purchase Bass Mountain on Ravelry!
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