WOOHOO!! As someone once said, we do live our lives with a lot of “WOOHOO!!” This particular WOOHOO!! is about our 150th published pattern… WOOHOO!!
We were chatting with our agent this morning and I said something about “a long time ago” in reference to a conversation I had with an editor when I first started publishing designs in magazines. We got a good laugh out of it because that conversation was only 3 years ago… not “a long time ago” at all. Ya know what I mean though? There’s been a lot of living packed into the last three years… sometimes it’s been a bit of a roller coaster… but we’ve loved sharing it with all of you.
Since our first designs were published in the Fall of 2010 we have:
Published 5 books with Leisure Arts
And That’s A Wrap!
Cool Weather Fashions
Jason came to work full-time in the studio (WOOHOO!!)
Started our own independent publishing company, Shibaguyz Publishing for working with designers and yarn companies with small to mid-scale publishing needs
Started Shibaguyz Photography
Worked with some of the LEGENDS in the fiber industry
We have been featured 10 times on the covers of US and UK magazines
Drank a lot of coffee (and replaced 2 coffee pots)
Published our first book of knitwear patterns, Moonstruck, with our publishing partners Mango Moon Yarns
Amassed a yarn stash that had to be added as an asset on our homeowner’s insurance
Converted two rooms of our house into studio spaces for Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography/Publishing
Ate a LOT of chocolate… a lot…
Been featured in 5 magazine profiles
We really are grateful for everything that has come our way along this path we have taken. There is hardly a day that goes by without us looking around at what we have and feeling like two VERY lucky Shibaguyz. It really is a thrill to look around and take inventory of everything we have accomplished then think about how much more there must be still ahead! Now THERE’s a reason to get up in the morning!
So how to celebrate this milestone? We think we have the PERFECT way to mark this 150 published design… We are going to let you all decide what we publish next!
We have a set of patterns sitting here… just sitting here… that have been previously published in magazines. Sometimes, when we publish a design in a magazine, the rights to publish that pattern come back to us after a certain amount of time. Well, upon going through those patterns… there are quite a few of them! As a matter of fact, we can’t quite decide which one of these patterns to publish next. We have taken all new photos, had the patterns updated, and they are ready to roll out to you all. Now… which one first??
Here are the designs we currently have that we have repackaged and are ready to put up for sale. All you have to do is leave a comment here on this post telling us which one we should publish first. The design with the most votes wins and we will put the pattern up for sale on our website. Got it? Good… We will start with four… here are your choices…
Cap Sleeve Top – Crochet
Lace Cardi – knit
Asymmetrical Tunic – crochet
Knit Tank Top and Crochet Poncho