Without further ado, we announce our 5 winners of a copy of Jane Gottelier’s fantastic new book, Tea and Knitting.
Sarah R (who has a Yahoo email address)
Kathy (who is outinwoods)
I have sent each winner an email, so if you just now remembered that your legal name is Argonauta, please check your inbox! Will the real PammieTaj please stand up? We will tolerate no PammieTaj impersonators!
I have been steeping myself in the book since my own copy arrived yesterday, and the patterns are glorious. There is a Chanel-style jacket to die for. There is a pullover with knitted-in sequins (which I have examined in person; knitted-in sequins are there to STAY, people; they look so much more orderly than the sewn-on, or hotglued-on kind.) Like everything the Gotteliers do, there is a high-fashion sensibility at work here. (Well maybe not so much in the cupcake tea cozy, for we know that tea cozies in the shape of baked goods, fruits and vegetables, or animals are not fashion. They are Art.)
I would be remiss if I did not mention: BEADED ARGYLE KNEE SOCKS! I do believe this pair may be the Secret Knitting work of our beloved Polly. You will never drag it out of her! She will carry it to her grave!
At the excellent talk at Knitty City last night, Patrick was telling about how, in a past, ready-to-wear phase of life, he and Jane had intarsia sweaters knitted by hand in the UK, and then they PAINTED ON THEM. I nearly passed out.
Congratulations to the winners! Bless your caffeinated hearts!