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Episode 39: We pretty much love everything in it

Botanical Knits

The knitting world is all abuzz with the news that Alana Dakos' new book of designs, Botanical Knits: Twelve Designs Inspired by Trees and Foliage, is available!   Although you won't be able to hold the softcover book in your hands until May, you can still get started knitting these beautiful patterns by getting the ebook now.

The book is lovely.  It reflects Alana's signature style with soft, feminine aspects.  The graphic design is done by Mary Joy Gumaygay, who worked with Alana and Hannah Fettig on their book Coastal Knits.  It is illustrated by Neesha Hudson, who also did the illustrations in one of Alana's previous books, Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf.

Let's take a look at the patterns!  Many of these are already in our Ravelry queues.  The book is divided into two sections of patterns - Sweaters and Accessories.

The first sweater is also pictured on the cover - it's the Autumn's End:

 Autumn's End is a boatneck pullover with an openwork…

Episode 38: Finishing Frenzy!

Download| Duration: 01:13:19
book talk starts at 39:35

Our Kardigan KAL is on! RAL: Voting for our book selection is open till Feb 9. RAL will begin March 1st and go for a month, with a new thread for the next section of the book starting each week.Threads will remain open as long as there is discussion! Mother Bear KAL/CAL on CogKNITive Mother Bear will be at Stitches West – you may bring up to 3 bears to the booth. Remembering Remy KAL/CAL with Knitting Brooklyn – starting 2/23 and going until 5/29 – to honor the 95 days of Remy’s life in the NICU Stitches West Feb 21-24
Tracie’s Finished Objects: Toe-Up Socks with a Difference by Wendy KnitsLatte Maren (Top-Down Icelandic Sweater)Mother Bear #26Colorful Mitts by Sue Brady
Barb’s Finished Objects: Bittersweet Cowl by Megan Goodacre
Ellison Bay Shawl by Paula of Knitting Pipeline
Textured Knots Afghan by Norah GaughanThe Clap Take 2Van Gogh SocksLoppem by Norah Gaughan
Dog-o-matic by Angela Kreutzer from Stitch ‘n Bitch Superstar Knitting Universal…