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Monday, July 11, 2011
want to win a prize?
Yesterday we headed off to Cotehele Quay to do a photo shoot for the Easy Lace Collection. Our friends' daughter, Sarah, agreed to model for me and she did a brilliant job. I'm not going to show you all the photos today but I am going to share the photos of the cowl/mitts combo as I still need a name for these. I had some suggestions before but I wasn't sure about them - sorry to those who suggested them, your suggestions were great, much better than what I came up with. So I'm giving you all another chance to suggest a name for this design and win a copy of the Easy Lace Collection e-book when it's published.
The Cowl is knitted flat and buttoned and both cowl and mitts feature a beaded diamond design. The mitts are just a tube knitted in the round without a thumb or fingers which makes it really easy to knit and versatile to wear. They are also quite long so perfect if you like wearing 3/4 length sleeves.
I'm planning to publish pattern 2 this week before we go to London. If you purchase either pattern you will receive a discount code which will give you £3 off the full price of the Easy Lace Collection e-book when it's published. I'm really, really hoping to send it off for proof reading before we go to London but I only have 2 days left to get everything pulled together. Vanessa and I did a photo shoot for the 'how to' photos last week but the photos weren't good enough so I'm trying again tomorrow. I wish I was good at drawing as I think drawing the illustrations for things like yo, k2tog, ssk etc would be a lot easier than getting photos. i'm hoping to embed a video link too, not quite worked out how to do this yet though. If anyone reading is brilliant at drawing and would be able to draw clear, technical how to drawings showing yarn overs, k2tog, ssk, sk2po, how to add a bead, and would love to do it for the book (I will pay), please let me know. I'd need them by next week though.
It's been a busy weekend but I'll tell you more about that tomorrow. Our dinner is nearly ready and I'm hungry.