pure knits tease
things have been quiet and stressful around here since this little package was dropped off at my door last week. I’ve had to go through and make corrections to every pattern. can we all cross our fingers so they make it into the book this time? the scary part is I don’t even understand how half the errors I found were introduced into the manuscript in the first place. at least the release date has been pushed back to next fall, so lark has given us enough time to check for everything.

with my nose in this book and working on some side knitting all my sweater knitting has been put on hold. of course this makes my fingers itch for more projects. to satisfy some of my cravings I ordered a copy of Boutique Knits, which totally made it worse.

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I’m not usually an “accessories” book person, but this one hit all the right notes for me. each project has a special detail that makes it stand out. I already want to cast on for half the projects, including the cover hat.

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the side ways cloche will most likely be the first one I try with some leftover silk road ultra from my cabled hoodie (that I still need to blog about!).


these fingerless gloves are knit with rowan 4 ply, but I see mine knit with a combination of yarntini and shibui sock yarns = heaven.

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this hood would be perfect right now, but I need to stash dive for it.
I wish I had pictures of the other projects I want to knit, like the ruffled neck kerchief, whiskey felted cap, and the argyle lace hat. sigh…I should get back to book stuff. I just need to do one more read through tonight and then I can mail it off tomorrow and knit!knit!knit!!

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  • Wanett October 30, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Wow, that sucks. I would have a hard time tackling something like that.
    I like the projects you’ve shown. I wouldn’t have taken a look at this book without this preview 😀

  • Trish October 31, 2008 at 8:07 am

    Wow – frustrating, exciting, etc. all at once. I know you’ve been down this road before with publishing, but you just must want to dance a jig when you see a somewhat-finished product. I personally love knitting in shades of white (can’t chow on Doritos or red wine whilst knitting!) – it’s like a diet plan! I’m so excited to see your new book! And thanks for introducing me to Boutique Knits – I love that cloche!

  • Veronique October 31, 2008 at 8:16 am

    How exciting that you’ve got proofs!! Woo hoo! Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.
    And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go find a copy of Boutique Knits.

  • Seanna Lea October 31, 2008 at 11:34 am

    I’m sorry that there are so many corrections to do! Hopefully the crunch for this will be over soon and you can cast on one of those beauties!
    I think I would use the Pleated Sleeve pattern to make a sweater with an interesting sleeve detail.

  • Andree October 31, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    An all white book sounds very interesting…
    The proofs (even if they do have mistakes) have me in a tizzy!

  • Megan October 31, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Congrats on the proofs!
    Also, I had to preorder Boutique Knits based on the two hats you show. Love those cloches.

  • Teyani October 31, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    I can’t even imagine the difficulty of editing patterns.
    sending you happy reading thoughts 🙂

  • gleek October 31, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    such beautiful knits in that book! hhmmm, must add it to my wishlist 🙂

  • tiennie November 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Those are very very pretty! Can’t wait to see your newest book!