Monday, December 22, 2008


That's Heather, pg 142, scrubbing away in the Go Lightly Gloves (ravelry link) in Mason Dixon Knitting: Outside the Lines. And the winner of the contest, randomly chosen, is Elaine.(send me your mailing address!)

I have to admit, when Ann & Kay asked me to shoot their second book,being the smartass that I am, I replied , "Sure! unless it involves a handknit mop cover... " and just then Kay got this funny look on her face.

Whatever I may feel about the Swifty, I heart these gloves. If you need a last minute hostess gift this week, run to the book and make a pair of these. Wacky? yes, they are. But somehow hip and sophisticated at the same time. Just like Kay & Ann. (But don't tell them you heard it here.)

And speaking of small projects....
Looking for a knitting break from the scarf/mitten/cowl/hat parade? 0507vr_0940 Check out the Santa Fe Bag, free pattern at that link. We're using the gifting season to share some of the original Shear Spirit patterns we had to chop out of the hard copy book.


Elaine said...

Thanks so much for picking me. What a fun contest this was. I've sent e-mail with my address info.

Happy holidays everyone.

Sunflowerfairy said...

C'mon! Those mop covers are good for the environment, Gail!!

Turtle said...

i just thought about making a pair of these the other day, for a girl i work with who has everything!

Mary Lou said...

I'm with you on the mopcovers. I don't even do dish rags.

twinsetellen said...

I think a pair of gloves to match every outfit. Oh, yeah, I wear jeans continuously, so one in blue will do it. :-)

Cristina said...

I was, like, THERE when you shot that! Wait, no, I was probably on duty sewing a button onto something in the other room.

I'm glad you're liking artisan bread. Have you tried popping it into a dutch oven for an extra crispy crust? I'm refining my technique (and eating too many carbs).

Happy New Year, Gale!