sheep for me!
& Bryce Thomas
So it's like this. Whenever any
of my extracurricular projects gets published, I'm
kind of stuck. Clearly I want to talk about them
in Knitty, but I can't be the one to tell you about
them. Because that's like showing you my child, making
sure you know my child is more beautiful than any
other child in the world [like a real proud mama
would]. Not exactly unbiased reporting. In this case,
the extracurricular project is my newest book, No
Sheep for You, published by Interweave Press.
Instead, then, I asked two people
to read it and tell me, honestly, what they thought
of it. Kay
Gardiner was an easy choice
for the non-wool side; she's one of the few prominent
blogger/authors who likes non-wool fibers like I
do. But for the woolly side, who to ask? I decided
to should consult the foremost wool-lover I know
-- someone who's confessed trying to sneak wool socks
on the feet of someone who says they won't wear wool
[just because she knows how great wool is and she's
sure she can share the wonder if she approaches the
wool-avoidant person from the right angle]. Stephanie
the Yarn Harlot [perhaps she should be called the
Wool Harlot?] agreed to read it and tell
me what she thought about it, despite her natural
bias against the subject matter. And you can read
what they both thought on our review
Meanwhile, this weird winter feels
like it might be winding down, but one never knows.
The groundhogs certainly don't. Never mind. We've
got an issue full of transitional things that you
can knit and layer on until you're just exactly warm
enough. And lots more socks, including our cover
sock, which has us all giggling into our keyboards.
By the way -- you may be used to
our slightly unusual take on summer knitting with
our past themed issues. This summer, we return to
a seasonal format, so you can look forward to hot-wear
garments and accessories, and things to knit to get
a jump on fall.
Fall? How did we get to fall already?
Never mind. Look out the window and if you see crocuses
blooming, send me a picture. I could use a little
spring over here.
Guess what? It's time for the 2008
Knitty Calendar contest!
something new to wear for spring? Lots of fun gear
to choose from right
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because of the new book, I'll be traveling
starting in April!
Amy R Singer
Spring does it to me every
a footof snow on the ground where I live, but I’m
dreaming of the smell of warm earth and shedding
my down coat.
I love the potential of spring;
the world seems to
groan with the new and the possible. Spring sends
to my spinning with the intention of learning
something new. This issue of Knittyspin has two
techniques to learn -- a quick, try- it- now
hemp technique, and a spend-an-afternoon-dabbling,
or the-rest-of-your- spinning-life-studying --
color-blending technique. I hope they will satisfy
your need for Spring innovation.
I am over the moon about going
to SOAR (Spin Off Autumn Retreat) this year. It's
in Traverse City, Michigan. March 8 is the magic
day that classes and registration information will
be listed on the Spin
We'll be reviewing stuff!
Coming soon, Knittyspin
will start publishing reviews of spin happy stuff,
like we do here.
If you have fiber, spindles, books, or other spinny
products that you'd like us to review, write Jillian
for submission information.