Recently I’ve been working almost non-stop on getting my current book, A Time To Knit, finished. The book has been my main design project since early autumn last year, when I started work on it in earnest. It contains 12 designs, three each for the four seasons of the year.
This is only my second book, following on from the success of my first, Novel Knits. Although I’m very proud of the achievement that Novel Knits represents for me, I knew there was plenty of room for improvement, and I’m delighted to say that I can tell already that with A Time To Knit I have definitely taken big strides forward. The photography especially is stunning, the work of my new friend, Verity Britton, who owns baa ram ewe in Leeds.
The title of the book is somewhat poignant for me, as it references a wonderful passage in Ecclesiastes that was one of the readings we chose for my Father’s funeral two years ago. The passage expresses very poetically the idea that ‘for all things there is a season’. I love this way of seeing life, and the sense of acceptance that it brings.
Knitters are familiar with the idea that our activity has seasons, because we knit for and through those seasons, choosing yarns and projects specifically for them. A forthcoming wedding? Knit a shawl. A forthcoming birth? Knit baby clothes. Christmas approaching? Knit all the things!!
Though there are projects in A Time To Knit to fit any of these events, the patterns are arranged for the seasons of the year; Spring, Summer, Autumn (or ‘Fall’ to my American readers!), and Winter. Below I show pictures of a few of them to whet your appetite for the book, which is currently available to pre-order from baa ram ewe. The ebook version is similarly available for pre-order via Ravelry, currently with 9 of the patterns already uploaded. Both options are currently offered with a generous discount.
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