Discovery

Hmm, another Monday, another Monday with Photoshop problems. What up with this?

Anyway, these days if I'm on the internet and I'm not blogging, then you can somewhat guess where I am. Thanks to the Rav, I discovered (or finally realized) that one of my very favorite knitwear designers is Véronik Avery!

Véronik uploaded a bunch of her designs to her Ravelry page. On a recent Ravelry expedition, I somehow I clicked through to there. As I scanned her photos I realized that she's the source of many of the designs that I've coveted since becoming a knitter. Coveted, but never knitted. That's another story. Over and over I thought "Oh yeah, remember that. Love that!'

Designs like this skirt:

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(Interweave photo, saved to my server)

I had forgotten about this skirt, and just how much I liked it. Furthermore, it's stood the test of time. I liked it when the pattern was first published, and I still like it now.

Then I noticed that she has a new book out. Oh my. Must. Have. That. Book.

[Remembers the book/yarn embargo currently in effect chez Subway Knitter QNS. *Drat* Remembers that Christmas isn't too far away. *Smile*]

But if, you know, someone in the marketing department of Stewart, Tabori and Chang, happens to read this post, and, you know, happens to have a review copy of this book lying around, I would be happy to, you know, write about it here. Just sayin'.

But if, you know, someone in the marketing department of Stewart, Tabori and Chang is reading this blog, I should act a little cooler about this. (Or at least make it seem less certain that I totally WANT THAT BOOK!) Why would any marketing type send me that book for free when they pretty much know that I (or someone else who might be shopping for me) will buy it? Indeed, there's a Borders right up Broadway from the offices of Subway Knitter. Right up the street. Mere steps...

Oh dear. How many days 'til Christmas?

 

ok, that book looks amazing. i want you to get it, so that i can borrow it. :)

I love her designs too! If STC sends you the book, you better bring it to Spiders...

Thea lasted exactly 2hrs after seeing my copy to buy her own. It's a GREAT book. I think quite a few Knitsmiths queued her designs after seeing it.

Any idea when Ravelry will be accepting more knitters? I put my name on the list a while back.

Hope someone is getting that book for you right now.

We're thinking alike, Colleen. This book has been on my wishlist for weeks.

You are not alone. When I am lusting after a design, I can almost guarantee that it is by Veronik Avery. Off to hunt her down on Ravelry....

Oh, I am sooo sold on that book - beautiful designs.

saw that book at Carol's and owned it in less than 24 hours. She's amazing, isn't she? That black shell, it'll be mine soon - and the red sweater, and the little mohair tee shirt, and the obi scarf, and aand aaaand...

I *will* own that book as soon as I can get my sticky little paws within grabbing distance of it. Veronik Avery was the first designer I gravitated to when I learned to knit three years ago, and my happy orbit of her genius continues as fixedly as ever. I want to be her when I grow up.

And oh, Bryant Park... it's where my husband and I used to meet when I came down to visit him in the city in the earliest days of our coupledom, and it was just a few blocks from our first home together. Thanks for the little nostalgic twinges!

 

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