- July 28, 2016
- tags: precipitous
Remember Precipitous? Remember how it’s free to folks on my mailing list? Well just a little heads up, it’s about to go away.
I’ll be replacing it with a new free pattern early next week (and yes of course, if you’re already on the mailing list, you’ll get the new one when it comes out). But I wanted to give you one last chance to get Precipitous before it goes away. If you haven’t gotten it yet, just head over here and grab it.
If you’re already on the mailing list but don’t have the pattern yet (or if you can’t remember if you’re on there or not) I’ve got you covered. Go ahead and fill out the form. If you’re already on the list, it will come back and say ‘hey, you’re already subscribed’ and send you an email with download instructions. If you’re not on the list, it will get you signed up and then send you the an email with download instructions. Easy peasy!
And keep an eye on your inbox next week for another goody!
We’ve reached the point where I start questioning why I didn’t just make a note of how many rows I did after the foot pattern and before the toe decreases on the first sock. Given that I reach this stage in most every pair of socks I knit, you’d think I’d just go ahead and start doing that.
- July 25, 2016
- tags: curls 2
So you all know Curls 2 is almost here (I suspect this time next month some of you will be binding off your first pieces from it!). And you know I can’t wait to send it out to lots of you as soon as it launches. I promise we’ll go over all the details of the launch in the next few weeks so you can be ready. But for this book, I wanted to try something awesome just for yarn shops.
I’ve put together a little program where your LYS can get a display copy of the book early (very early, I’m shipping them out this week) and have the book in their shop on launch day. This will be the only way to see the book in person before it launches and get your hands on a copy on launch day (oh and don’t worry, all the books your LYS gets for launch day will come with codes for free electronic versions because I know you guys love that)!
So here’s where I ask for your help. If you want to see Curls 2 in your LYS early (or you think your LYS might be interested), let them know. I promise they like to know what you’re looking for (and looking forward to). They can reach me at email@example.com, and we can make it happen!
The sock has continued to grow.
But I fear for its future, for I have an idea. An idea for something to do with speckled yarns. And it just so happens I have not one but two speckled yarns hanging out in my stash. And we all know the new idea is ever ever ever so much more entertaining than the half finished project…
In February and May I talked about the first two Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet books. it was unreasonably fun to go back and reminisce a bit about making them, and so I wanted to be sure to talk a bit about Volume III as well.
Just like last time, I’ve put both the paper book and the electronic book on sale for 25% off and made the individual patterns available on ravelry (normally it’s only the whole book that’s available). You don’t need a code or anything, the prices are already changed. They’ll be that way through the end of the month, and then they’ll go back to normal and the individual patterns will disappear.
So the first of these books used botanical prints. That was easy enough. Everyone likes pretty plants. And the second one used prints of butterflies. Again, easy enough. I know lots of folks aren’t crazy about bugs, but most of us will totally give butterflies a pass. But finding the subject for volume three was tricky.
I thought about birds. There are some lovely illustrations of birds (and, somewhat unexpectedly, of eggs) out there. But it was a bit hard to track down enough illustrations with enough variety to do what I had in mind.
I thought about doing bugs. I’d come across some astonishingly beautiful drawings of beetles as I’d sourced images for the other books, and I was mightily tempted. But I worried that, while folks might let me get away with butterflies, bugs in general might be a bit too much.
But the more I looked, the more I found.There were algae and shells and jellyfish and kelp and coral and all manner of lovely things. I pretty quickly realized I could get through the whole thing without using even a single fish.
Once I had that sorted, everything else just fell into place. By this point I had my team, and I knew what the schedule for a book looked like. It all just came together like magic, and I couldn’t be happier with the result!