I love this part

So as I mentioned, Curls 2 is off at the printer (yay) and will be out this summer (double yay).  And that means it's totally time for me to diving in to the next book.  One of the first steps is always getting yarn.  I flashed some of the other pretty yarns for the new one a few days ago, but the mail fairy has brought me more in the meantime! That's Mrs. Crosby Hat Box in Roasted Chestnut. And that's Lorna's Laces Solemate in Manzanita. Both awfully yummy, and a good illustration of something I'm considering for this book.  [...]

May 12, 2016|

Playing Favorites

I'm in the middle of the best part of book making.  The part where I've chatted with some of my very favorite people in the yarn industry, they've graciously agreed to let me experiment with their beautiful yarns, they've mailed them to me, and I get to play with them.  This tray of yarn is sitting on my desk right now. These will be the socks for the book after next, and I love each and every one of them.  Starting at the top left, there's Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Buckingham Fountain, and right under it is Mrs. Crosby [...]

July 14, 2014|

Book Yarn, Part VI

KCC3 is debuting soon (this month, eep!) and I want to take a bit of time during the lead up to show off all the delightful yarns I’ve used in the book.  So without further ado, yarn. These beauties are from Lorna's Laces.  I adore Lorna's Laces' colors, and they've got a base that will work for pretty much any project you might have in mind.  So it's no surprise that their yarn has found its way onto my needles before!  It's been delightful in socks and a cowl from KCC2, and more lovely socks from the first book.  And [...]

June 2, 2014|

Vanessa antiopa Knit Along

I'll be having knit alongs for each of the pattern pairs in The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, Volume II.  We're starting this month with the two patterns inspired by the Vanessa antiopa print (you can click on the print to see it bigger, it really is quite lovely). That's these charming yellow socks: And this amazingly versatile purple cowl. If you'd like to join in, swing on by the ravelry thread and get knitting.  This is pretty laid back for a knit along (too many rules make my head hurt).  The general idea is cast on any time now...knit...post a picture [...]

June 1, 2013|

Book Yarn, Part I

It's become something of a tradition around here to talk a bit about the yarns I'm using in the books before they come out.  I'm a firm believer in continuing traditions (and I don't want to leave the blog quiet while I'm off fondling sheep stealing yarn visiting Rhinebeck, so here we go again. First off, Lorna's Laces. The lovely yellow yarn over on the right is Solemate in the color Magnificent Mile.  I believe this yarn is currently auditioning for most science fiction sounding yarn ever.  It's made of 30% Outlast, which seems to be some sort of miracle [...]

October 19, 2012|
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