Well, it’s safe to say that it’s knitting season now that school is back in session. I love feeling the change in the air and the desire to finally get back into the kitchen and make tasty soups and cookies! Seriously, don’t even go look at my Eat board on my Pinterest page, I can’t look at it without drooling. I’ve made this Easy Lo Mein from Damn Delicious about a million times now. It’s seriously amazing. I double the sauce and add broccoli, but other than that, yummm. Okay, got distracted there for a minute, back to knitting.
I’ve been acquiring knitting books lately and I love it. It’s so great to see so many knitting designers self publishing their books, so inspiring. Over the last few months I’ve picked up these: Home & Away by Hannah Fettig, Anthology 1 & 2 by Carrie Bostick Hoge, Weekend by Jen Geigley, and Knitting Without Needles by Anne Weil (which was gifted to me by Anne, thanks Anne!). Although Knitting Without Needles isn’t self published, I really love the bright beautiful photos and simple projects. I’m excited to start one with my girls, they loved looking through the book and I knew that we’d be able to pick a project out that we could all enjoy working on. Love that.
Weekend by Jen Geigley is newly released, I picked up the copy after listening to Jen on the Elise Gets Crafty podcast, great interview. Jen combines bold graphic designs which look really effortless to make. I’m especially intrigued by the sweater and hope I get to courage to knit it!
Anthology 1 & 2 by Carrie of Madder are simply gorgeous. Even if I didn’t know how to knit I’d love to just keep these on my coffee table. The pictures are amazing and each project looks so wearable. Seriously, I need some kind of push to just get started already!
Lastly, Home & Away by Hannah Fettig (Knitbot) is another one for my coffee table. Gorgeous pictures and clean sophisticated designs make me want to jump right in. Again, I need to pick a project and commit to it. This moto jacket (below) was definitely the design that grabbed my attention, isn’t it awesome?
I love supporting fellow creatives, I know how much each designer puts into creating these beautiful books and patterns and could not be more excited for all the possibilities!
Speaking of books, the winners of my book giveaway are:
Allie, Patti, and Sarah – Petit Biscuit! Congrats ladies, I’ve just emailed you.
Thanks so much to everyone who entered! It was great to read about where and how you keep up with your favorite creative peeps! I do have a very limited number of books in my shop, so if you’re interested in a signed copy, pop over and pick one up. It’s only available to US addresses, but shipping is included and I’ll be signing it!