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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Leaves by the Fickle Knitter

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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.
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Several are shawls, each using less that 400 m. of yarn.
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These are delightful patterns, a pleasure to make and to easy to wear.

There are fun projects, too, like this leafy bag:
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And a versatile cowl that pays tribute to a leafy branch:
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Congratulations, Michelle, on your first book! I look forward to your next one.


Posted by Ilga Leja on 11/29 at 12:48 PM
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