Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ho Ho Ho! Cocoon & Hat Set

Time for another peek at an upcoming pattern from my book. Celebrate the season and the arrival of your little one with this merry Ho Ho Ho! cocoon. This simple shape is adorned with a fluffy yarn around the border and a ribbed stitch bodice that frame the festive embroidered motifs. Perfect as a wintry welcome for a new baby. If you'd like to purchase this for your tiny new elf, visit trickyknits.com.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Later, Gator!

Hello gentle followers! Time to post a sneak peek of a pattern from my book ("Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way").

For the first time in view of the blogosphere - here is the Later Gator Blanket, lovingly plopped upon by my Jeannie.

Headnotes from the book...

“See you later, alligator!” Now, there’s a cute animal rhyme that we’ve all heard countless times, but probably have never seen on a baby blanket - which is exactly why I thought it would be so cute. This snappy little treasure is sure to “wow” the new parents. I’ve knit it with a double-strand of the softest organic cotton, making it the perfect weight for snuggling in any season. This blanket is a bit more time-consuming because of the embroidery, but so worth the extra effort for the years of crocodile smiles it will bring."


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Party on Your Head!

Well, since I have a book coming out, I guess that means I'm supposed to start spreading the word - slowly building my own little merry band of followers who will hang on my every breath. (Right). I'm not one for evangelism, but heck - if I had to pick one thing to stir up a crowd about, why the heck not my knitting book? So, to my tiny (make that "teeeeeny") list of hearty followers who have been visiting this dry well for months, it's showtime! I'll be posting very frequently (OK, maybe not every day - I do have 7 young children pawing at me), but...frequently. Like tomorrow for sure.

Gotta go knit and list my new stuff on my Etsy shop!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My book is finished!

I can't believe I just heard myself say that! After 6 looonnnng months of writing and knitting and writing some more...and styling yarn for photos (who knew I'd be doing that?) - it is absolutely finished! Every last caption, every last how-to photo, every last teeny thing is done.

"Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way" (thank you, Sellers Publishing!) is due to hit the streets in March 2011 and is available for pre-order at most online booksellers. Don't believe me? (Don't worry - I still can't either) - here's the link. It is the real deal.

Stay tuned here for sneek peaks of patterns and pics from the book!

Visit my shop! trickyknits.com
Thank you to my fab photographer, Brooke Kelly!