I love it when the wisteria bloom. The smell is heavenly, and the delicacy of the tiny blossoms is sweet.
I liked the spring-like greens in the Araucania Lauca yarn I used for this linen stitch scarf. The pattern is a popular one from my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues. It’s a great one for using up those gorgeous skeins of variegated and tone-on-tone yarns I have piling up in my stash!
I’m thrilled to announce that my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues is now available for Apple’s iBooks, Amazon’s Kindle, and Barnes and Noble’s Nook! By specifically formatting the book for each device, we’ve ensured you’ll have the best reading experience for your favorite gadget.
What is the advantage of device-specific books over a PDF? The main benefit is reflowable text. Reading a PDF on a mobile device may require quite a bit of scrolling to see all the text. With device-specific formatting, you’re easily able to increase or decrease text size for easy reading. And each device has its own type of flexibility and features which its devotees love and can now use to enjoy my book.
You can check out these sources for Reversible Scarves for your favorite device:
Barnes & Noble Nook
Is PDF your preferred format? No worries, it will soon be available through Ravelry. And if you’re not a member of Ravelry, it doesn’t matter. You won’t need to log in to purchase the PDF version of the book there!
Sometimes it’s really great to be a scarf designer. I have all sorts of them lying around!
“Mixer”, from my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues was a great choice for a bitter cold walk through the snowy woods. It’s just the right width, and the Cascade 220 wool kept me toasty.
Even when I don’t need it for practical purposes, I have a soft spot for this pattern. The different textures are fun to knit, and I like the scalloped ends. (If I do say so myself!)
Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues ”Mixer” pattern
Cascade 220 yarn
This weekend the Ball & Skein & More in beautiful Cambria, California, will be hosting book signings for my Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues. I’ll be signing books on both Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 3:00. The trunk show of samples from the book will be up, too, if you’d like to see the scarves in person!
I love being in Ohio for the fall colors.
Gates Mills Bridge
St Christopher’s church
”Hey, what’s this human doing in my woods?”
To celebrate fall, I’m using Rowan Felted Tweed to make the Bold Stripes pattern from my book, swapping the book’s bright spring palette for muted fall colors
This is just a quick post to let everyone know my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues is out in its digital edition as of last Friday!!! People who pre-ordered will be receiving their electronic copy right away.
The print version will start to be mailed out in mid-August. Oh, and speaking of the print version…. We ended up packing a ton of patterns, techniques and great photos into the book. The price to purchase it will be $29.95. This might be a great time to place your order at the pre-order price of $26.95.
Many thanks to Shannon Okey at Cooperative Press, and the many other friends who have made my book possible!
I just got back from TNNA. That, in industry jargon, is the show put on twice a year by The National Needlearts Association. It’s where yarn manufacturers show off their new lines to shop owners, and where publishers show off their titles. It’s pretty much like a giant kindergarten, where we all get to see our friends in the industry. We have parties. We play (with yarn, mostly). And like little kids, we spend a great deal of time talking about and indulging in ice cream. It’s hilarious to follow the Tweets from the people attending the show – a huge percentage talk about what flavor they’re having at the aptly named Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream near the convention center.
The most exciting part of TNNA for me, besides seeing my buddies of course, was the poster in the Cooperative Press booth showing photos from my upcoming book. Shannon Okey (in the photo below) and her team work very hard to bring excellent books to the market, and I’m thrilled that my Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues will be among them.
I’m working with CP’s miracle-worker-Assistant-Editor Elizabeth Green Musselman to comb through every detail of the book to get it ready for publication. It won’t be long now!
People have been asking me about the scarf I used in my new Binding Off in Pattern YouTube video. “Mixer” is one of the many patterns from my upcoming book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues.
Don’t you hate it when you lovingly knit a scarf, only to have it worn with the wrong side showing? My book will be a resource for reversible scarves, using a variety of techniques. “Mixer” comes from the chapter showcasing simple knit/purl patterns. I love the jaunty scalloped ends (if I do say so myself) and the great Cascade 220 Citron color.
My book is available for pre-order (see the sidebar at right). If you order the printed book, you’ll also receive the digital version. The digital version alone is also available.
Photo by Caro Sheridan
Hmm… What on earth is this pile of knitting?
And why is Shannon Okey smiling?
I’m excited to tell you that the Really Big Project I’ve been alluding to over the past bunch of months is my book on reversible scarves. It will be published by Cooperative Press. I’m very grateful to Shannon Okey, of Knitgrrl fame, for giving me the opportunity to be published!
A few weeks ago I hauled all the scarf samples down to Shannon’s studio in Cleveland. I learned a lot, watching her sort the scarves into groups in preparation for photography. She then showed me the programs she uses to edit the Cooperative Press books. A fascinating process!
If you’re like me, and are tired of sorting through scores of scarf patterns to find the ones that look good from both sides, your wait will soon be over. My book uses a variety of techniques, and plenty of suggestions for customization – enough to keep you knitting gifts and accessories for years to come.
The book is in its infancy, and I’ll be sure to keep you posted as it makes its way toward actual book-dom!