Monday, August 23, 2010

Brave New Knits

PhotobucketLast December I got a wonderful and surprising dose of flattery.

Julie Turjoman1 messaged me on Rav and asked if I was interested in participating in her upcoming book, Brave New Knits.
You can imagine how much happy squee-ing went on. I don't think I've stopped since! (and, more on my design and happiness working with Julie on this project to come in future posts!)

My very own copy arrived in the mail just last week, and methinks there's a great number of projects that need to be knit by me!

Beautifully written, designed and photographed (by the greatly talented BrooklynTweed!), this book focusses on the impact the internet, blogging, Ravelry and other such wonderfulness has had on our yarnny craft.
Designers range from the lowly wee me to great new designers like the Yarniad and superstars like Ysolda and Connie Chang Chinchio.

Not only is there a diversity of designers and stories, there's a wide array of types of garments, from pretty little socks, to lovely shawlettes, scarves and loads of great sweaters.

It hits the bookstores on August 31.

1Check out Julie's site for links about the book, including the Brave New Knits Facebook Page, with info on the book tour, as well as her designer spotlights, where she updates what all the designers have been up to since the initial interviews for the book last year.

10 comments:

neferatowen said...

Oh my goodness! How did I not know about this???? I totally have to get a copy! What pattern of yours is in it?

Susan said...

How fabulous!!!!!! I will be getting a copy for sure.

Siga said...

Wow, congratulations! This is sooo amazing!

Jane Richmond said...

Congratulations, that is sooooo incredibly exciting for you, how on earth did you keep it quiet for so long!? ...And what an awesome concept for a knitting book, it's going on my list!

Julie said...

congratulations, you deserve it!! I'm so excited to see your new pattern in the book- I've heard so many great things, I can't wait to get a copy!!

Ellen said...

EEK! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you, and now can hardly wait to buy the book!!! :D

mary lena said...

congratulations!
I will certaintly order one copy

Hilary said...

Yay Brave New Knits!! :) And three cheers for that design of yours there on the cover!

Kathleen said...

Congrats! I saw an advance a few weeks ago and wanted to take it home with me. Can't wait for it to come out.

Denise said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! :) I can't wait to check the book out. I love your blog by the way, and how you profile new designers. Great job!