Thursday, July 29, 2010

New loom knit book

Back at the first of the year, I was contacted by a representative of Boye's division of Simplicity Creative Group to design, knit and write loom knitting patterns for a new book in Boye's "I taught myself to..." series. While very exciting, I discovered that I only had a few weeks to complete the task. However, this was such a wonderful opportunity that I couldn't past it up. So, I proceeded with the speed of the Tasmanian Devil and this is the results:

Since it is one in a series of books and Boye made other arrangements for the DVD and the instructional portion of the book, my name appears on the inside front cover as the projects designer: 

Projects range from easy to intermediate and include: sachet bags, lacy scarf & matching hat, hooded scarf with tassels, sports bottle cozy, belt, leafy flower, basic hat in three brim styles (rolled, hemmed & ear flap), hot pads, seamless handbag, baby blanket, drop stitch shawl and a panda bear toy.

The book is slowly making it's way into the craft's section of Walmart stores across the country. If you don't find it the first time you visit your local store, please check back periodically. They just started stocking it in our Villa Rica, GA store yesterday and it's been a month since the book was released.

I hope you enjoy the projects as much as I enjoyed creating them. If you have questions, find errors, or run into problems, feel free to contact me using the email link in my blog profile page.

Update: This book is now available from the Boye/Simplicity Creative Group site.