Two posts on "what I'm knitting" are in the works, but because things have been a little busy, there are no pictures of progress. Therefore, today I'd like to share with you what other blogger/friends have going.
The Gluten Free Girl and the Chef is one of my favorite cooking blogs. Notice I didn't say one of my favorite gluten free cooking blogs, because Shauna and her hubby Danny make some of the best food you'll taste anywhere. This post, about the IFBC, lists a ton of wonderful cook books that are not GF. If you love food, love to cook (and even if you don't), you'll love Shauna's blog. I'm drooling for her cookbook which should be released soon! It's here!
Next, I bring exciting knitting news. Anne, of Wooly Wonka fame, and Lori, of Oceawind Knits fame, have teamed up to create the Ennea Collective, an e-zine of spinning, knitting and weaving. I can't wait to see what they spin up (October!).
And, here's something for you now (no waiting)! Miriam Felton has published her first book, a treasury of patterns for commercial or handspun yarn.
Inside Twist and Knit you'll find patterns for socks, shawls, scarves, mitts and cowls, each with a unique lace pattern. Miriam used both handspun and commercial yarns for the patterns, which offer the knitter versatility, variety of yardage, and weight of yarn, needed for a design. The book is available in print or as a digital download. If you're on Ravelry, you can download collections of 3-4 patterns, or the complete book, to your library. Please check Mimknits for full details or questions. Later you'll learn about the two skeins of handspun pictured, along with a shawl I test knit for the book. Hey-more to come!
The yarn, should also be an attraction for Mr. Mojo, as it's The Woolen Rabbit's Pandora in the Forever in Blue Jeans colorway (be still my heart). (Speaking of Woolen Rabbit, tomorrow is Kim's birthday!)