Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Leaves by the Fickle Knitter
When I was at TNNA in June, I had the pleasure of meeting--and having dinner with--Michelle Miller, a.k.a. the Fickle Knitter.
She told me then that she was planning a book of knitting patterns, mostly featuring lace knitting, her speciality. I asked her to let me know when it was ready and recently she forwarded me a copy of her new book, her first: Leaves.
It contains eight lovely patterns, each playing on the theme of "leaves" in both definitions: as leaves on trees and as leaves of a book. Both versions of "leaves" hold fascination for Michelle, a physicist by training. But it is not just the science of leaves that fascinates her, it is their evocative beauty that inspires her.
Several are shawls, each using less that 400 m. of yarn.
These are delightful patterns, a pleasure to make and to easy to wear.
There are fun projects, too, like this leafy bag:
And a versatile cowl that pays tribute to a leafy branch:
Congratulations, Michelle, on your first book! I look forward to your next one.
Posted by Ilga Leja on 11/29 at 12:48 PM