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Thursday, June 17, 2010

1000 Fabulous Knit Hats .... and one of my designs is in it!

Carousel Beret! My hat design that is in the book!

Dear Contributor:
Congratulations! Quayside Publishing’s new book 1000 Fabulous Knit Hats by Annie Modesitt in which your work appears has arrived at our warehouse.

YIPPEE! The book has finally hit the bookstore shelves! I just got my email 
(first line above) that the book is ready for purchase! As a contributor I am able to purchase at 55% off... whoo hoo, and as a courtesy to their contributors I can purchase any other books from Rockport Publishers, Quarry Books, Creative Publishing International, Fair Winds Press, Walter Foster Publications, Voyageur and Quiver at a 30% off discount. So I am sure I'll be seeing what other books might tickle my fancy.

I am so tickled PINK to have one of my hat designs (Carousel Beret) featured in this book by Annie Modesitt! Look at this screen shot from a page peek on Amazon at the back naming the contributors! THATS ME!

I have ordered 4 copies and can't wait to see it in person. I feel honored to have one of my designs along side other designers who are way more talented than me!

You can find the link below to purchase your copy!

" Have a blessed day!"

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

First Knitted FO for 2010

Pretty in Pink

When I went to upload my photos for this project to Flickr I was surprised that this was my first knitted FO for 2010! Are you kidding? It's June and I am just now finishing a knitting project? Wow! I have been doing some crochet and I have been busy crafting more with my Cricut these days, but I didn't realize that I hadn't been knitting. 
I made this for one of my husbands employees who is having a girl in August. They are giving her a baby shower mid June, so I knew I needed to knit fast. I forgot how much fun these little BSJ's (Baby Surprise Jacket) were to knit. I did add a 2x2 ribbing to the sleeves and added a crochet picot edge around the front and lower back edge, neckline and sleeves. I also used an applied i-cord bind off. Another thing I did was to knit an eyelet row and then run an i-cord through it. It turned out very nice.
ButtonsSleeve I-cord
Ravelry details here...

" Have a blessed day!"