Book winner, upcoming new designs

Thanks for all your well wishes for Biscuit. After a month of not feeling well, and bloodwork and followup on Saturday, she woke up Sunday and was her sassy old self. Hungry, playful, active. It’s like someone flipped a switch. We’re very happy that she’s feeling better.

The random number generator says that the winner of By Hand, Portland ME edition is Tami H. I’m emailing her so I can send her this beautiful book! But not the cat, who looks alarmed at the suggestion.

New and coming: I’m really enjoying knitting with this beautiful gradient, Saigon Cinnamon, from Fierce Fibers. I’m almost done with the first sample, 600 yards of Renai fingering weight. I’ll also be working up a 400 yard version so there will be options.

This shawl features lace and this very fun honeybee stitch, an elongated novelty stitch. So much impact for very little work! I’ll be looking for a few test knitters soon; leave a comment if you’re interested in test knitting, and I’ll fill you in on details.

Also coming, even sooner: Linden Leaf, a linen scarf featuring a pretty leafy edge. Test knits are done, tech edits are done. I just need to do the photo editing and tidy up the pattern. Later this week, perhaps? I’ll have a little discount here on the blog, and a bigger discount for email newsletter subscribers. Not a subscriber and want to be one? Leave me that info in the comments, too, and I’ll add your name to the list.


7 responses to “Book winner, upcoming new designs

  1. Katey Gilpin

    Would love to be a test knitter if you think it would work with me being in AK and all. Let me know. Getting the supplies would probably be the toughest.

  2. Dawn Sharafi

    Biscuit does look alarmed at the suggestion! LOL. Your sample of your Saigon Cinnamon, with the blue underneath, looks like cat eyes peering out from behind. Beautiful! I must have cats on my brain. :))

  3. OHHHHHHHHHH…that YARN!!! You chose a perfect color for something having to do with BEES!

    Glad to hear Biscuit is FINALLY feeling better. She has BEAUTIFUL eyes!

  4. Glad to hear Biscuit is feeling better. I miss having a kitty around the house. Love that cinnamon colorway and would love to be a test knitter, although I’m not a fast knitter.

  5. I would love to do a test knit for you….

  6. Rhea Kohlman

    Beautiful patterns. I would love to test knit for you.

  7. Jennifer Barr

    Love that honey bee stitch! Please add me to your news letter too!