Monday, October 22, 2012

and the winner is...

Drummroll please - the copy of November Knits goes to Lori!

"Oh! I love this one! I was thinking I "need" this book & was planning to buy it for my birthday, but I would love to win a copy!!


Monday, October 15, 2012

November Knits: Cobblestone Trenchcoat

This is the third stop on November Knits Blog Tour! I'm delighted to have a design of mine in such a great company. Kate and Courtney have done perfect work for this lovely book!

My design is a interpretation of a classic trenchcoat: Cobblestone Trenchcoat. It's knit up in Rowan Lima, a warm blend of alpaca, merino and nylon in worsted weight. Lima is just perfectly soft and squishy for this project! For the Cobblestone, I was inspired by a recent visit to Boston - well, it's not that recent anymore. I tried to capture the feeling of warmth I felt strolling down the streets of Cambridge.

I'm happy to announce that Interweave Press has provided a copy of November Knits to give to a lucky commenter! Please comment on this post and I'll draw the lucky winner on Monday, October 22nd.

The Blog Tour continues at Laura Nelkin's blog. See you there!

Friday, October 12, 2012

varjo [shadow]

Varjo [shadow] was my first mystery shawl design in collaboration with the awesome yarn shop Titityy.

I still don't know how I personally feel about mystery designs - but this was fun! Even though the design is anything but complicated, stripes and garter stitch, it held the excitement all the way to the end.

The shawl pattern will be available later.