Alice Starmore's Tudor Roses is being reprinted! Publication date is November 2013--the prepublication information states that the designs have been reknitted and rephotographed--and some new ones added to this edition! There are some fabulous stranded colorwork designs in this book, and we are lucky that Alice Starmore has undertaken the large job of updating this volume.
Upcoming Events: Registration for the Taos Wool Festival workshops has opened! I'm teaching two classes there: 2-day Color in Fair Isle and the 1-day Fair Isle Tam. Just being in Taos is a treat--when you add classes and the wool festival, life doesn't get much better.
New blog: Hazel Tindall, an expert knitter from Shetland, has started to blog. Check it out for glimpses of life in the islands:
Ravelry: Jamieson's of Shetland has started a group on Ravelry. I'm enjoying the chance to learn more about the people who create the Spindrift yarn I knit with and sell to other knitters.
Last weekend I taught my 3-day Design Your Own Fair Isle to 8 wonderful knitters gathered at Suzanne Pedersen's home in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. I had a great time--and probably, in retrospect, tried to throw too much at them. It's hard to stop once I get started! When it was over we drove to Snoqualmie Falls--it was a perfect day, the Falls were full and the sun warmed the air. Another wonderful thing: I was reintroduced to feminist author Carolyn Heilbrun (perhaps more well known as Amanda Cross, the author of many delightful mysteries) and am happily reading her newer works.
And the remodel? No movement, really, and there won't be for another two weeks. Sigh.