In my rambles through the Internet, I come across many shiny and beautiful objects. I jot them down on receipts and napkins, and then find them in my pockets when I’m sorting the laundry. Before they escape again, here are a few tasty tidbits.
Coloring With Kaffe
Kaffe Fassett has a coloring book!
Cocoknits Sweater Workshop
Julie Weisenberger (aka Cocoknits) has put her streamlined method for wearable sweaters (top down! set-in sleeves! one piece!) into book form:
Cocoknits Sweater Workshop. It’s a beautiful book, imbued with the fresh approach and clear thinking that draws knitters to Julie’s workshops. It appeals to me as a recipe book for when I find myself with a yarn that I want to make a simple, Eileen-Fisher-y sweater that fits just right.
Start ‘Em Young
My future grandkids’ (OMG I did not say that, tfu tfu, I meant Future Young People Who May Drop By) Fiber Arts Appreciation bookshelf has a new addition: A Hat for Mrs. Goldman, by Michelle Edwards, illustrated by G. Brian Karas.
I wouldn’t let just any book keep company with our beloved copies of The Keeping Quilt, Joseph Had a Little Overcoat and Extra Yarn, but this one belongs there. (The illustration at the top of this post is from A Hat for Mrs. Goldman.)
Paranormal Romantic Suspense (and Knitting)
I’m ever amazed when knitting is integral to a work of fiction. Vicki Stiefel’s new book, Chest of Bone (The Afterworld Chronicles Book 1) is a paranormal romantic suspense tale featuring FBI agent Clea Reese, a cashmere goat farmer, knitter and unawakened Mage (I think that must be the paranormal part).
You can read Chapter One here. Gotta love a work of fiction that includes a free knitting pattern, in this case, for a pair of magical mitts by Rosemary (Romi) Hill.
Lovely, vintage-tinged knits with sophisticated details, fit and techniques. Check out Filament No. 1 on Ravelry. (I’ve had my eye on the intriguing Bonnie Gloves, which have i-cord fingers–I know!) You can also peruse the lookbook for No. 2, which launches March 15.
And now my pockets are empty, for the moment.