Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tops & Toes book tour

I have a few designs in the new DRG book, Tops & Toes. A favorite of mine is the lace hat knit with Classic Elite Wool BamBoo.

I live about 25 crow miles from the Oregon Coast, so of course I love to go explore the beach and the tidepools. Last year I thought it would be fun to have a knit project that was more artsy or sculptural, so I decided to knit a tide pool. Eventually it will be a wall hanging. I've always loved the pattern on a sea urchin skeleton. So I played with knitting and felting a few, and then thought is would make a pretty lace beanie pattern. I chose the Wool BamBoo because of its crisp texture.

So far I've made a few starfish, some sea anemones, and a purple seaweed. I'm trying to match the natural colors of the tide pool things as closely as possible. It's been fascinating learning more about natural design by trying to translate it into knit. And then it's fun to photograph them in the tidepools.

For the complete blogtour schedule for the Tops and Toes book, please visit:


ikkinlala said...

That does look amazingly like a tide pool - very pretty!

bev said...

Ha! What a cool project! (-:

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?

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Where You Can Find My Knit Designs

  • ZigZag Yoke Pullover for Women/Classic Elite Yarns
  • Swing Coat/Cherry Tree Hill Yarns
  • Generation Gap Kid's Scarf and Hat/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
  • Doodles Hat and Pullover for Kids/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
  • Headin' East Women's Kimono Jacket/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
  • Snow Bunny Girl's Cardigan/January 2007 Creative Knitting Magazine
  • Snowman Dance Kid's Pullover and Ornament/November 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine
  • Monster Pillows/September 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine
  • Pebble Rib Women's Jacket/September 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine