Google Alerts emailed to say Shear Spirit
was mentioned on Knitcircus blog.
Our book came out in 2008 but is still on my "I-Love-this-Project" list. I mean, not to sound all jaded and uppity, but I have hundreds of published projects. I was passionate about most of them while working on them, but a couple years later? Not quite as fired up. Not Shear Spirit though, I am still so proud of that book, and can blab endlessly about the fiber farms, the incredible subjects we visited and included and the knitting.
Which led me to the Knitcircus online magazine itself. Wonderful! At first I thought I'd never seen it before but in looking at back issues, I realized I'd seen a very early issue . Uppity & snobby sounding snippet # 2 for this post: well, I can't help it, the visuals didn't do much for me at the time so I barely looked. That was then.
Now, Knitcircus has evolved into a beautiful & interesting magazine. Great layout and function, better content, engaging visuals and big beautiful photos.
It's sort of a hybrid of some other faves like Knitty
and Twist. Presented in the same page turning format, optional PDF download as Twist but, instead of having each pattern for sale individually, catalog style, you order the whole issue's worth for $7.99. There are yarn & book reviews, interviews with knitwear designers, sock talk from the sockiest source I know, Wendy Johnson
, and the cookie recipes, yum, are free.
When I emailed Jaala Spiro, the editor-in-chief to ask permission to use some covers/pages here, she generously offered a year subscription giveaway. Cool, yes? That's 5 issues! So, here's what you need to do: go look a the Holiday Gift
issue. In the comments, tell me what you liked. Could be a project, could be some of the reviewed yarn, could be the interview. Maybe the cookies? Enter by midnight Friday November 12th. Drawing by random number.
Labels: gift, giveaway, photography, Shear Spirit