I’m feeling pretty excited about this book at the moment, it feels like it is starting to gather momentum now that the release is so close.
Last week Wiley posted an interview with me on their blog that you can find here.
And at the start of this week the new Fall issue of Twist Collective came out .Â There are some wonderful new designs in this issue and I got to write my first article for them on the Irish Mills here.Â I really enjoyed writing this, there are some wonderful Irish yarn out there to sample!
Save the date!
We still need to work out the details but This Is Knit in Dublin have very kindly offered to host the Contemporary Irish Knits launch party.Â We have the date, 8th of September, and it will be in the afternoon upstairs in the loft.Â The exact time needs to be confirmed but I can’t wait to see you all there.Â I’ll have all the samples from the book and This Is Knit will have the book there if you want it signed (or you can bring your own copy if you already have it!).
From events in the last month or two I’ve handed out an extract from the book that includes the pattern Ardara.Â So for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet here is a photo –
For a few more peeks at the cardigan you can go take a look at its entry on Ravelry here and for a peek inside the book take a look on Amazon here for the US and here for the UK (it hit number 39 last night in the UK for knitting books!Â Not too bad for a pre-release!!).
I’m not sure how it ended up happening but I’m teaching a whole lot more these days.Â I’ve got a class coming up in September at Crafty Alley in Killarney (with a trunk show after!) and I’ll be at The Glasgow School of Yarn (The Yarn Cake) in October.Â Take a look at my classes page for full details of all the classes.
I had a pattern published last week in the Fall issue of Interweave Knits, Cardigan Bay Jacket.Â This was a crazy fast knit to do, it’s top down in a chunky yarn which would be seriously cosy for winter!