You’re standing there, with your camera in hand, on top of a splendid mountain surrounded by rolling patchwork hills of green. Or you’re on a cliff where sea birds wheel and cry, overlooking an impossibly blue sea. Or deep in the middle of a quiet woods, carpeted with bluebells in the spring. You’re trying to frame a shot but, everywhere you look, it’s so breathtakingly, heart-stoppingly beautiful, you can’t decide where to point the camera.
Been there? Then you understand my dilemma.
I’ve been mesmerized by the beauty of Wales for nearly a decade. It has settled into my heart, and my knitting. The Gothic spires and hand-hewn stones of Tintern Abbey; a swiftly flowing stream, flanked by leafy woodland at Cenarth Falls; the joy of slurping my favorite ginger ice cream in the world, from Shepherd’s, in Hay-On-Wye; the unmistakable silhouette of a Red Kite in flight.
These, and many more of my favorite Welsh places and experiences, are now yours to knit. I can’t tell you how pleased I am to share this tiny country I now call home in a new collection of patterns, Welsh for Rainbow.
Welsh for Rainbow, Volume 1: Heads Hands & Feet includes 9 patterns for small projects - socks, mittens, scarves and hats - and is available through subscription. The second instalment of Welsh for Rainbow, containing four patterns, is now available for download. The book is scheduled for completion on May 1st, 2013. Subscribe now and the most recent version of the book will appear automatically in your Ravelry library.