The third pattern in the collection is actually the first one that I knit, now almost two years ago.
When we came over to find a place to live a couple of springs ago, I spent one day down near London Bridge wandering about. It was one of those grey days that is gloomy and raw, and then suddenly the sun peaks through the clouds and highlights something - that something happened to be Tower Bridge.
I promptly went home and knit up a pair of fingerless mitts using a stitch pattern that reminded me of the bridge.
I can't really explain what the resemblance was/is, but there you have it. The first pair were knit in a fingering weight yarn (multicolored version) and the second pair are in Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk. The pattern is just about ready to go out to testers, so I'm hoping to get it released soon. Shard should be out in the immediate future, since it's now with test knitters. Gherkin is about to undergo a major redesign, so maybe before Christmas, but I'm not holding my breath. That can be a post-Christmas knit for everyone to cast-on their new yarn.