I’ve been out of touch lately, but I have so many things to tell you.  Most of them good, but some of them not so good.  So I’ll start with a happy one — babies, knitting, publishing!

May 1st brought the publication of 60 More Quick Baby Knits,

a book of baby knits using Cascade 220 Superwash Sport and published by Sixth & Spring Books.

I have a pattern in here for a Sailor Dress.

When I designed and knit this dress late last spring, it was for a much smaller girl – size 12 months, so I wished the photo showed it on a girl that size!  I called my version “Sparrowette” after the famous Jack Sparrow of “Pirates of the Caribbean” fame.  I liked the layering effects of the center insert.  But there are so many beautiful designs in this book, I think it’s a great addition to the library, even if I wasn’t in it.

There’s this…and this…and this

Just to name a few.  I’m sorry I didn’t get my copy sooner, as I am in the middle of baby shower knitting.  Two of my colleagues at work are expecting their seconds.  One knows it’s a girl, but the other doesn’t know.  So I’m making The Sunnyside Cardigan by Tanis Lavallee of Tanis Fiber Arts.  This cardigan comes in two versions – a lacy version, suitable for girls, I think, and a cable verison, which is more unisex.  There will be two different colors, but similar cardigans – it will all be fair at the joint shower.

Next post, the not-so-good thing…

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Juggler: mother, knitwear designer, teacher

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