bav cowl 2What happened in July? What happened to July?

The Carex Cowl was published.  Zen Yarn Garden has kits available for pre-order.  I’ll have the sample at Stitches Midwest at the Zen Yarn Garden booth (you know, if you’d like to squish it).

I have a pattern in Dreaming of Shetland that’s coming out soon — it’s the poppy mitts worked in Jamieson’s Spindrift, shown below (this is just a snapshot I took before sending them in for the photography for the book).

This ebook is a project to raise funds for Deb Robson’s study of Shetland sheep.  Deb is a fantastic scholar and person;  I adore her Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook (review here).  The patterns for this book are AMAZING — you can see preview pics here of all of them.

The mitts are stranded, with duplicate stitch details for the poppies.  The pattern will get its own post, with more pics & details, when the ebook is published.

poppies 3

Other stuff:  Hitch is progressing.  We’re down to the last tech edit review, schematics, and me writing the essay.  I’m thinking of setting up a webpage just for Hitch which the various designers can access & post to as well.

I’m also working like a madwoman on projects for my next collection. Currently in the works is a beaded shawl with Sweet Georgia Merino Silk, a cowl in Shibui Alpaca Cloud, fingerless mitts in Elemental Affects, a sweater in Anzula Oasis, and socks in Knitting Notions sport.

If you’re going to Stitches Midwest, you can find me at either the Verdant Gryphon booth (I’ll be doing signings on Friday & Saturday) or at the Cooperative Press booth (part of the Cephalopod booth).