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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 collectionsRav_linkredyarnball 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!

And, there's more! Amy has designed a sock that may bring back Mr. Sock Mojo. The plan is to invite Mr. Mojo to be my guest, and main squeeze, at the Knitters Retreat.


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!) 

Now, back to Amy!  If you have trouble fitting a sweater to your body type, check out Amy's Fit to Flatter tutorials (and her sweater patterns).  She's truly onto to something.


Be still my heart!! With every word I read it was beating faster and faster! Too many exciting new things in one post! I LOVE it!!

Wow, that is an awful lot of interesting information. I need to digest this over the weekend. Thanks!

A great summation of recent events in blogland. I love that new sock of Amy's too.

You have the coolest friends, grrl. What creative talent everywhere you turn!!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!!! Oh, and happy happy Friday!

Thanks for the nice nod! I hope the mag is interesting, entertaining and fun!

The weather did NOT look nice in your neck of the woods yesterday. :P

I didn't realize that Mim had a book out - thanks for the heads up!

The Pandora should be the perfect enticement for Mr. Mojo's return. It's so perfect, in fact, he may decide to put down roots for the fall.

Thanks for the sock pattern recommendation!! I'm looking forward to socktober!

Verrrrry interesting.......! Much to check, much to ponder. Have a nice weekend!

I just Mim's book last weekend at Great Basin! I can't wait to start something from it! Everything is simple gorgeous!

I LOVE Mim's book and I haven't even knit anything in it yet. You've given me a lot of knitting stuff to check I'd better get busy! :-)

Oh, swoon. I'm drooling here! Kim's yarn. Mim's book. Off to check all your links. . .

A linkity post! Chris is rubbing off on you.

A veritable wealth of information!! Thanks for all the great links! And welcome back, Mr Mojo.

Exciting, mojo-inspiring, and tasty!


A treasure trove of good information! I am glad you are busy and happy.... pictures all in due time.

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