Thank you for all the wonderful, detailed comments posted last week. They’re little gems of stories in themselves. I loved reading all of them. There is so much to say about all of our knitting histories. I could read these stories all day. The difference in attitudes between countries, the family histories, all of it makes me wonder if anyone is doing serious study, perhaps a PHD thesis on the sociology of knitting?
Exciting news this week: my book has been released two months early in the USA.
It’s now available on USA Amazon here.
About the three different versions (USA, UK, and NZ): they are all basically the same. The only differences are spellings and the placement of metric vs imperial measurements.
In the next few weeks I’ll be adding pics of the projects, some directly from the book, and others I’ve been having fun with.
Here’s a little preview:
The idea of the book is that hand knits, even simple projects, make everyone feel special and are a knitter’s easy route to real luxury. There are 26 projects, all practical accessories and garments that you can wear any time.
Here’s one of my favourite projects, Shiraz Slippers
They’re made from one hank of Cascade 220 , and they’re an easy knit (in the round). If I’m dawdling it takes me an evening to complete one slipper. I’ve worn them ad infinitum around my house. When they get a bit grungy I wash them, even with the suede soles, for which I’ve included a template in the book. I really recommend the soles. They add a nonslip factor and make the slippers look professional. A friend asked me where I bought mine!
To a pair I made for India I added quilted insoles, made with liberty lawn, quilted on my machine and sewed to the insides. They add a little je-ne-sais-quoi………
I plan to make these for all the girls in my life.
Here’s a couple more images from the book: