Wow, thank you for an awesome pattern launch last night! Even with an initial glitch with the pattern page (that had John and me freaking out for a few minutes—thanks to those of you who alerted us to it), we had a terrific response!
And now for the official-official announcement: The Tiny Woodland pattern collection is now here!
Tiny fox, owl, tree, and hedgehog can be knit up in a matter of hours with minimum yarn. Have a free weekend? You can knit a whole forest! The pattern collection is available as a PDF download for $6 in the shop. (Want them on Ravelry? Just send me a quick email when you check out with your Ravelry name, and I’ll add the patterns to your library when they’re available, in about a month.)
Because woodland creatures have a tendency to be some people’s all-time favorite animals, I put extra work into getting the designs just right. I also wanted the photos to be just right, so when it was time for the photo shoot I called in Soupy to do what he does best: Soupyvise.
It’s like supervising, but it’s nonverbal, and he might destroy what you’re trying to do without warning.
Here’s something else I tried as a main image.
I liked the idea of shooting down on the projects, kind of in a Wes Anderson style, but I just couldn’t get the lighting right, and the burlap texture (which is the same as the background in the top photo) was too distracting and also made the image look slightly crooked.
And yes, I did have to hot glue the tiny owl to the twig. Oh, the sacrifices my mochis make for their art!
Anyway, I think the world is becoming a little more adorable this weekend thanks to all of you who are getting the patterns. Thank you!