Book released 12/21/09 (Winter Solstice) NEW book on CD 50 Socks - 50 Statesplus Canada, Mexico, Washington DC, and the US territories.
The collection has ~58+ patterns, with Fun Facts info for all locations; most important, it represents 23 different designers (many here on RAV !!).
to purchase email proflaura AT firststepinternet DOT com $24.95 As a person who’s lived in many places both globally and in the U.S., I’ve learned much about the beauty and diversity around us. Like a turtle, I found that home was where-ever I lived. So I wanted to celebrate my global and local friendships beginning with a collection of socks for these United States. My vision has taken well over 5 years to come to fruition, and frankly, has consumed a large part of my life over the last 10 months. I never had the hubris to imagine I could do a sock for each US state by myself alone - and I never dreamed of dictating designs to anyone else. My memories of CO (or WA, KS, NY, AL, SC, TX, etc) are surely not identical to yours - unless we’re secret clones, LOL. Each designer (some relative novices, others well - established), was invited to participate based upon their known expertise, skill, & accuracy in pattern presentation, as well as upon their talent, imagination, and unique viewpoint. These two critical points - talent and accuracy - are the fundamentals for a good pattern, and thus ultimately a good collection of designs. I asked each designer to bring a personal viewpoint as part of their inspiration; with a specific request to avoid the trite or ‘typical’ - no apples for New York. Hmmm…. would gladly venture that 100 people would each say something different about a state if asked ’what does it mean to you?’ Now, after time & effort longer than it takes to have a baby - we have a special collection to share. This collection’s heart is our connections as knitters - even if we’ve never met and all we know is each others email addy. …………………………………………………………………………. INFO: sock patterns are: toe-up, top-down, dpn, 2S2C, 1- circ, short circ, cables, gansey, lace, fair isle, intarsia, twined, beaded, etc. and ALL feature Crystal Palace yarns and the gracious support of CPY.
ISBN # 978-0-9785673-4-7
$24.95 & shipping; YES, we will ship internationally
Anticipated shipments begin ~ 12/21/09.
order from me (DrLaura) via email: proflauraATfirststepinternetDOTcom (for both retail & wholesale orders)
your choice of first class or priority postage including international sales or ask your local yarn shop.
Wholesale buyers with CPY accounts can purchase fromCrystal Palace Yarns*
Designer List: Laura Andersson (SiriusKnitting), Judy Alexander (TheKnitter.com), Bianca Boonstra (LittleBlueClipper), Cathy Campbell (CathBellKnits), Radka Chamberlain (laceandcables), Susan Druding (CrystalPalaceYarns), Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer (HeartStringsFiberArts), Michelle Fischer (Soapy), Adrienne Fong (BellyButtonKnits), Jeane Frisbee, Debbie Haymark (EmbellishKnits), Denise Henderly, Laurie Kynaston (VintageKnits), Jan Miraglio (Caffinna), Kala Hotakainen (VeganCraftastic), Cynthia Peek (FemKnit), Helen Pope (FiberDancerDesigns), Sheila Piasecki (SKDesigns), Terry L Ross (TerryRossDesigns), Kim Smit (pkvbangel), KyleAnn Williams (KyleAnn’sKreations), Becky Yoder (Bookish) & Dr. Laura Andersson, Sirius Knitting, Editor.