Stitch By Stitch

While I am anxiously awaiting the shipment of Botanical Knits books to arrive from the printery, I have been busy working away on a new design project. This time a hooded sweater-coat out of the very warm 
Felted Tweed Aran yarn by Rowan.

This colorway is called Pebble and it is beautiful in its simplicity.
I love the halo of the alpaca content and the little flecks of blue. 

This particular project is taking awhile, but I am plugging away at it stitch by stitch.

I am especially excited about these textured sections featuring a cabled stitch pattern of my own design.


Bonus Pattern Sneak Peek

Over the weekend, we stumbled upon this beautiful little creek nearby and snapped some photos of my newest design.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from that evening.

What can I say? I can't seem to stop designing berets with intricate, leafy stitch patterns. I just love them. They are so much fun to knit!

Remember, this is the pattern that will be included in the book shipments in May for everyone who 
pre-orders my latest book Botanical Knits. This design will not be seen again until it reappears in 
Botanical Knits Volume 2 at a later date! :)


It Is Getting Exciting!

Today I received something exciting in the mail!

Advanced copies of Botanical Knits from the printery!

The entire print run won't arrive until May, but it feels so good to be able to hold and look through the book in real life.. right now. 


I wanted to take this opportunity to say how much I appreciate everyone who has pre-ordered this book.
These advanced orders really really help self publishers like myself. Knowing what the demand for a book will be before it is printed allows us to make informed decisions about the quantities.

As a special thank you for your support.. I had a little something extra made up for those of you who 
have or will pre-order.

This special sheet of sticky page markers!

Each of these little leaves peel up and stick nicely to the pages with adhesive on one corner. These are perfect little bookmarks for marking your place in the book, keeping track of your favorite designs, or even marking what chart row you are currently working on.

 It's a fun extra special addition that I hope you will love! :)

Last but not least... I would like to reward those who have pre-ordered with an exclusive, extra, botanically inspired pattern. Here is a quick sneak peek. :)

This pattern will be shipping out with the book orders. It is exclusive to those who have pre-ordered at this time, but will also be included in another book at a later date...

Have I mentioned that I am working on a sequel? :)

Thanks everyone so much again so all of your amazing support for this project. I look forward so much to when these books arrive in May so that I can ship them out to you along with these fun extras.

Pre-orders have not ended yet, so there is still time! 
You can pre-order your copy of Botanical Knits HERE.