Previews and a Plea

April 8, 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve had new projects that I could talk about, but soon I shall! Here’s a preview of a whole bunch of what I’ve been up to.

The 10 Secrets

10 secrets of the laid back knittersI’m really excited to see Vicki Stiefel and Lisa Souza‘s new book The Ten Secrets of the Laid Back Knitters. If you pay attention to knitting on Twitter ever, at all, you probably already know Vicki as the face behind  @knittingnews. The 10 Secrets is a whole bunch of things in one, with knit lit, knitter profiles, and advice all backed with a bunch of laid back patterns (including a circular pillow by yours truly) – as the review in the latest Knitty said, “come for the patterns, stay for the chat.” Stay tuned for more on this one – it hits the bookstore shelves May 10.

Fresh Designs

cabled shawl from Fresh Designs

(c) Fractured Photography

The inimitable Shannon Okey (she of Knitgrrl, Stitch Cooperative,  and Knitgrrl Guide fame) is putting out a whole bunch of new titles this year on her new imprint, Cooperative Press. I’ll have designs in three of CP’s Fresh Designs books, and here’s a peek at the cabled wrap I did for the Shawls series.

Each book in the Fresh Designs series will feature the work of ten different designers, and the business model is way different than other anthologies and magazines – each of us Fresh Designers are sharing the wealth. Shannon’s doing a Kickstarter campaign to raise some of the capital, and the kickstarter video doubles as a preview of the whole Fresh Designs series – watch to the end and you’ll see my contribution to the Scarf series – it’s the purple one!

AND: Shannon will be in NYC this weekend! Saturday she’s doing a meet & greet at KnittyCity (I’ll be there, too!), and Sunday she’s teaching sweater design at Brooklyn General.