I had heard a while ago a possible Elizabeth Zimmermann book based on some unplublished patterns, probably on the Schoolhouse Press Newsletter. I had soon forgotten all about it until I saw Susan B. Anderson mention it on twitter. I jumped right over to the Schoolhouse Press website and found and ordered it. I don’t remember which day I ordered it but I think it was only like two days ago, and the book arrived in the mail already! Amazon.com doesn’t seem to have it yet (said 2-3 weeks when I checked) and I would rather order direct from the source anyway.
I’m excited to tell you about my latest pattern, which is in a book! Seriously, you can go to Barnes and Noble and find my design in a book! GAH! How exciting is that? I think every knitter I know was pretty excited about the first “60 Quick Knits” book, which features all Cascade 220 patterns. This book is a second in the series with a focus all on baby stuff, knit in the superwash version of Cascade 220. There is a wall in Cast on Cottage of cascade 220, that is 3 times the height and width of me. It’s a literal rainbow of color. Cascade offers every shade you could ever desire. I’m planning to use some of it in the future again soon.
I’ve seen these sort of posts on other blogs and I have to admit it’s often led me to very cool things, so I thought I would share some of my favorites.
One day when I am very rich I will fly to Australia just so I can shop at Witchery and Witchery Kids
Florabella photoshop actions and textures are amazing
Woollybottoms makes the most wonderful up-cycled “longies” and slippers. This is targeted to those who cloth diaper, but they are fantastic for any baby or toddler. The best winter pants on earth and the most amazing baby slippers I have ever used (and I’ve tried loads). These are green with a capital G. The women who makes them is really sweet too. Get on the e-mail list to be alerted of stockings, everything is one of a kind and sells fast!
Aimee Ray, who designed my adorable pixie logo is an amazingly crafty women with a wonderful aesthetic. If you like woodland animals, you will flip over her etsy shop.