First, the winner. Judy (who has been emailed) has won my review copy of Refined Knits: Sophisticated Lace, Cable, and Aran Lace Knitwear by Jennifer Wood. Thanks to all who entered the giveaway!
Next, the cowl. My Bohus Cowl is complete and the pattern is now available on Ravelry!
Thank you once more to my long-suffering colleague Lemiel for modeling the cowl.
All of the details of the cowl are on its Ravelry page.
The outside is my interpretation of a Bohus design
The lining is a simple wave design.
It’s big enough to wrap around your neck twice but you could easily make one half the diameter.
The pattern price is $5.00 but this is included in my Half-Off Leap Year sale (going on through March 13), so once you put the pattern in your cart, the discount is automatically taken and your cost is $2.50. Such a deal!
Finally, a new book.
This is Ami Ami Kittens: Seriously Cute Crochet! by Mitsuki Hoshi and let me tell you — they are not exaggerating with the subtitle “Seriously cute!” I cannot begin to describe how cute it is.
The book has patterns for 12 different cat breeds/colorways: Calico, Scottish Fold, Solid white, Ragdoll, Munchkin, Bicolors, British Shorthair, Russian Blue, American Shorthair, Siamese, Tabby, and Tuxedo.
Here is the Table of Contents
One of the things that makes this book so squee-worthy (that is so a word!) is the photography. Each cat breed has a two-page photo spread.
Here is the “Solid White” kitty photo spread.
And the Scottish Fold:
And the Munchkin — look at the short little legs!
And of course, the Ragdoll. One of the Ragdolls is on his back, demonstrating the “Ragdoll flop.”
I don’t crochet well — I can do a chain and a passable single crochet, but that’s about it. So I asked a colleague who does crochet to take a look at the book and she says the patterns are very well-written and thorough.
Since I don’t crochet, I’ll pass along my review copy (albeit reluctantly) to one of you. Who’d like it?
To be entered in a drawing to receive my review copy, leave a comment on this blog post by noon Eastern Time next Wednesday, March 16, and I’ll select a winner at random from the comments posted.
Call that a Ragdoll flop? This is a Ragdoll flop!