Monday, October 01, 2012


It's officially here. Ghosts: historiographies, cultural manifestations, and the knits they've inspired is live!

To purchase the ebook or individual patterns, click on over to Ravelry.
You can check out more details on the Ghosts page on the blog here.

About the book

Conceptually sparked by the effect changing technology has upon historic and contemporary perceptions of ghosts, Ghosts is more than a collection of unique, whimsical accessories and garments for the autumn season.

Months of research have gone into writing essays which explore how different cultures, historically and contemporarily, view the “physical” apparition of a ghost.  This research inspired a collection of 11 patterns, ranging from scarves, mittens and hats, to a pullover, cloak and skirt.

The essays (though stemming in the main from scholarly journals and books) are written in an informative, easy-to-read manner.

Interested in knitting a pattern from Ghosts? Hop on over to the KAL on my Ravelry group here for company, answers, advice, a coupon, and a chance to win one of three prizes!
In order to be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a member of the Canary Knits Ravelry group.
  • You must have at least one photo of your finished object being modeled by someone.
  • Your FO must have a coordinating project page, with photos, which links to the pattern.
  • You must post a photo of your finished object to this thread before midnight, EST, October 31, 2012.
  • Each finished object you complete will give you one entry to the draw. Numbers are assigned to projects according to the order qualifying FOs are posted to the thread. The winner will be chosen using the Random Number Generator and announced on November 1st.

    The prizes:
    1) a gift certificate for $30 US at Knit Picks
    2) 5 balls of Knit Picks Palette yarn, colourway Oyster Heather (same as Galoshans!)
    3) a copy of the entire ebook of Ghosts

    Note: if winners have already purchased the entire ebook, a second Knit Picks gift certificate will be entered as a prize.

    Details to come tomorrow about the blog tour.


    flossieKNITS said...

    beautiful work! I wish I had time for a KAL—I'd definitely get in on it!

    mel said...
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    mel said...

    YAY! I think that I will have to reward myself with a pattern and KAL with you :) What a great collection - you have outdone yourself!

    Unknown said...

    Very beautiful designs, and the snippet is quite provocative.