Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Check it out!

Over the last few weeks we have been delighted to see some current Rosie's staffers appear in the "knitosphere" as published knitwear designers!

Laura, co-author of Knit So Fine, has a gorgeous sweater, the Ropes and Picots Cardigan, in the Winter 2008 Interweave Knits. It is knit out of a new Rosie's favorite, Scottish Tweed DK in Apple, available in the shop. The sweater embodies what we love about knitting -- classic techniques and vintage inspiration paired with meticulous details in a tweed yarn that manages to be both feminine and rustic.

Also, this month, Courtney has a pair of socks in Carol's new book by Interweave, Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn. Inspired by Anni Albers and traditional fair isle motifs, her socks are a new and gorgeous example of the possibilites of handdyed yarns if you think outside the box. We have her original pair in the shop and copies of the book to pick up as a perfect gift for the sock knitter on your list. Better yet, grab two copies and knit a pair for yourself or as a last minute gift for someone you love. This great book is full of wonderful designs using all of our favorite handpainted yarns, including Koigu and Black Bunny Fibers!

Beautiful job Carol, Courtney and Laura!


Karen said...

The stars of Monday's Dancing Knitted Socks movie are no ordinary socks, you understand. These are 21 pairs of handknit socks, each pair knit from handpainted yarns. These socks are new, never-before-seen sock designs, from eighteen designers like Veronik Avery, Lorna Miser, Chrissy Gardiner, Ann Budd, Nancy Bush, Patricia Gibson-Roberts, Charlene know. All the Sock Greats.

- from Knitting Daily - but check out the last sentence - Courtney is a Sock Great :)

EmilyG said...

Courtney is SO a sock great! Love those! Looks like a beautiful book!

Congrats, Courtney and Laura!

Kathy said...

Did you forget about Carol Sulcoski, author of the Knitting Socks With Handpainted Yarns book?
She's pretty famous as well.

Courtney Kelley said...

No doubt!
The staff member who put the blog post up wasn't actually aware that Carol used to work at Rosie's until Black Bunny Fibers took off. Way to go Carol! The book came out beautifully!