it has been incredibly exciting to see all the book projects popping up on the internets. there might be nothing quite so instantly gratifying as writing a knitting accessory book. i can’t even imagine writing a book of all sweaters – it would feel like the wait was forever before someone had one done! i’m also pretty stoked that people are using my patterns for handspun, using up scraps of yarn and that there’s some embroidery happening too. i couldn’t ask for anything more, except that all of your projects fit you perfectly ;)
because i generally don’t do picture-less posts, here is a picture of some twirly girl bonnets in progress along with the yard in progress. i plan to have some of these at craft fairs in the future. since the book came out, i can now make some of the projects to sell!! yay! feels like i waiting a long, long time.
i also got a very nice note over ravelry from shana who bought and spun up some of the roving i dyed for the shop. here’s her blog entry. i’ll let it tell the story, but it is the first hand painted roving she’s worked with and i think she did a smashing job! i was very excited to get her note because i rarely get to see the stuff i dye for the shop spun and knit up – she’s even started a hat using it.
for the locals – if you’re in pgh and you’d like to spin with other folks, we have spinning group at knit one this saturday! should be a good time and sounds like a bunch of people are coming… there should be at least four or five of us, mostly on drop spindles. stop by to spin and/or knit and/or chat.