California Revival Knits: Â No change in the projected timelines. Â The goal is still to get the book to the printer around Christmas, with the PDF available then, and with print copies to follow in a couple weeks. Â Thank you so much to everyone who’s preordered it! Â (If you haven’t yet, don’t forget there’s a discount code here; Â or, if there are other Cooperative Press books on your wish list (and trust me, they’re all awesome!), Shannon’s running a Christmas special through the Cooperative Press newsletter (sign up here).)
MFPP: Â One of the patterns is still on the cusp of being ready for test knitting. Â I should get it done this week, but….
WWW (the acronym for the next super sekritÂ book): Â …I’m hoping to get the body of the cardigan DIP done this week (and ideally started on the sleeves). This cardi is a pattern I’ve been working on off & on for a while. Â It’s in Black Water Abbey yarn, and I’ve posted about it in the past on this blog. Â It’s found a wonderful home in this new book, both style & colorwise. Â Bonus points (or?) Â to anyone who guesses which it is & comments on this post!
I also want to do some charting and swatching for another of the patterns, a hat (to be done in wonderful Sunday Knits yarn).
I’ve also been brainstorming for some of the other patterns, making sketches, and so on.
Other stuff: Dave and I purchased a sewing machine. Â He actually sews; Â he’s made a ‘metal jacket’ where he’s appliqued all sorts of patches onto his jean jacket. Â Â He’s also applied all sorts of metal studs (not shown on that picture). Â He wants to make more, and perhaps sell them at metal shows, or make them to order. Â Welcome, hon, to the world of crafting!
He also wants to get a black canvas apron and make a ‘metal apron’ for when he’s doing his ‘black metal cooking’. Â He does cook; Â he grills, and he makes a wonderful beef filet, roasted, sliced thin, and served on crostini with whipped horseradish cream.
After doing a quick web search, I’m thinking he’ll need to sew up an apron in some very heavy duty fabric, then applique his patches.
Last year Rosemary and I went to the Purl SoHo warehouse in Tustin. Â I bought some SHELTER and buttons; Â I can’t remember if Rosemary purchased anything. Â We did browse the fabrics, and of course, I immediately gravitated towards the Liberty of London. Â Upon seeing the price per yard, apparently I made some sort of comment along the lines of “Good thing I don’t sew!”
We’re planning on visiting the warehouse this week.