Fiber Gathering! Blog contest!
The book is organized into geographic areas, and each chapter includes one or two patterns reminiscent of the particular flavor of the featured festival. And I was lucky enough to participate! Since I am a born and raised Californian and have spent a fair amount of time in Oregon, Joanne and I chose the Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, OR for my pattern contribution. As a bonus, I got to share the festival with my dear friend Terri Shea, author of Selbuvotter!
My pattern, the Evergreen lace stole, uses my favorite mohair and silk blend yarn (in this case, Kid Seta) for a lovely and delicate lace pattern that reminds me of the evergreen trees in the Pacific Northwest. It is a relaxing and simple knit and a truly wonderful wrap for cool nights.
The sample was knitted by my friend Vanessa, aka Flamefingers, and when I received the stole, I almost could not part with it! It feels like a big hug. Vanessa did an amazing job, and I think it took her about two or three hours. ;) (ETA: yes, I really am joking! Vanessa is amazing, but cannot yet warp the space/time continuum. She's working on it, though, with her amazing knitting skillz! In reality, it took less than a week; I think it was about 4 days.) :)
The Evergreen pattern was chosen by Joanne's publisher as a free download on the amazon.com site, and is listed as a "bonus pattern" on that site. You can cue Evergreen here on Ravelry.
To celebrate Joanne's book, I'm having a blog contest! So leave me a comment (ETA: by midnight PST April 03) to be entered to win! I'll be drawing a winner randomly, and that person will receive a copy of the Fiber Gathering book!
Thank you for stopping by! Please tune in for the rest of the bloggers in the tour. :)
March 31st: Joanne Seiff, author - Yarn Spinner
April 1st: Kim Guzman, designer - WIPs N’Chains
April 2nd: Rosemary Hill, designer - rosemary-go-round
April 3rd: Donna Druchunas, tech editor - Donna Druchunas’ Blog
April 4th: Cathy Adair-Clark, designer - Catena Expressions
April 5th: Terri Shea, designer - spinningwheel.net
April 6th: Chrissy Gardiner, designer - Knittin’ Mom
April 7th: Jeff Marcus photographer - Yarn Spinner
April 8th: JoLene Treace, designer - JoLene Treace Unraveled
April 9th: Cindy Moore, designer - fitterknitter