So much coming along!
My friend Hunter Hammersen's new book--Curls, focussed on a unique knitted shape that forms a comfortable scarf--is now available for presale. Hunter's inventions are lovely, elegant, and wearable--go take a look!
I hope you have ordered a copy of KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook by now! I know I've mentioned this a few times already (Clara Parkes featured this book in Knitter's Review today, and Kate Davies, and Deb Robson...., so maybe you'll listen), but do yourself a favor and take a look if you haven't already. Felicity Ford's spirited approach to motif and color in stranded knitting is clearly apparent in this book, which guides you through creating your own stranded designs. Note: Felicity doesn't cover traditional Fair Isle, so if that's your desire this might not be the book for you--but I bet you'd get something from it even so. I like the book's JOY!
Registration for the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat (February 12-15th) is November 18th. Lots of good classes and vendors--don't miss out! I'll be teaching the Fair Isle Tam class again after a hiatis and my new Magic Ball class (class patterns: stranded cap or pseudocrochet scarf/cowl), plus a miniclass to be announced in January.
Feral Knitter Patterns has branched out: I'm now publishing designs from other people. Dolly Donhauser's Walking Tour Scarf, the first of what I hope will be many, is a tour-de-force of color and traditional Fair Isle patterns, perfect for knitters new to stranded projects but interesting enough to capture experienced knitters as well.
Now, you know that I'm a stranded gal all the way, but I love Nancy Powell's intarsia work! Nancy has just published a bag pattern--ColorPlay Bag--and the $2 cost goes to Doctors without Borders. You know the drill: go take a look.
I'm off to a week of exploring Shetland fleece under the guide of master spinner and fleece wrangler Deb Robson on lovely San Juan Island in Washington! I hope you have an equally wonderful week--let me know what you think we should go and take a look at!