A random number generator selected SuthernGirl! She will receive a copy of Yarnitecture. I think SuthernGirl summed up the way a lot of us feel about spinning very well in her comment:
I love the entire process from raw fleece to finished garment. Each step forces me to be meditative and in the moment to be it’s best. Finally, when reaching the very last step, looking back and realizing magic has happened and I was the magician!
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After a fabulous weekend singing copies of Drop Dead Easy Knits at Rhinebeck (thank you Merritt Books!), I’m home today playing catch up — writing patterns, and searching out creative storage spots for my new yarn acquisitions. I’ve had to add a second basket to my yarn-as-decorating-accent-no-really-this-is-not-my-stash-running-over. The good news is that this second basket still has room for at least another sweater and a half’s worth. See that space at the upper left?
The yarn at the lower left — those 5 glorious skeins of warm, golden brown and the single skein of dusty violet — is Seacolors and is destined to be a Lisbon by the fabulous Misa Erder. Misa is one of my Rhinebeck housemates and if you check out her Instagram feed you will see many lovely Lisbons worn by Rhinebeck attendees.
That’s our book signing table before things got busy (and a lot messier). There was lots of sample squishing, and chatting about various patterns. I cannot express how thrilled we were with all of the wonderful feedback we heard from visitors to the signing. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by.
We were lucky enough to be sharing the table with knitting royalty, Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner of Mason-Dixon fame. They were signing copies of their Field Guide No 1, Stripes. Kay & Ann designed the gorgeous Star Eyed Julip Throw for our book — that’s it there at the top right of the photo. And to bring the whole thing full circle, my friend and co-author Gale Zucker guest posted on the Mason-Dixon blog today. It’s a travel guide to Midcoast Maine loaded with Gale’s beautiful photos (including a couple of shots of designs of mine — Kanagawa Mittens and Andrea’s Shawl — knit up in Starcroft Yarns at Clementine Maine). It’s wonderful reading, and as always Gale’s photos add richness to the text and make you want to drop everything and drive to Maine. I was with Gale on the Maine trip, so I’m even in one photo — caught in the act of shopping at Halcyon yarns.