Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Comfort Yarn

Hi Knitters,
Look what I am knitting with right now. It's Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Dyed and Organic Grown Cotton. It is so wonderful I can't describe it, perfect for knitted toys. I have already knitted a couple toys on US size 3 needles at 6 stitches per inch in stockinette. This yarn, in its delicious array of colors, feels like homey goodness to me. It is like comfort food only it's yarn. Calorie free, my friends, calorie free.
Hey, speaking of comfort yarn, take a look at this! (How's that for a smooth transition?) This is the new book from Kate Jacobs, you'll remember her last book. I have Comfort Food on pre-release preview from her publisher, G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group. I guess they contacted me because I reviewed Kate's first book a long time ago and really liked it. This new book is about the life of a tv chef and I am sure she has another hit on her hands. Food and yarn have a lot in common. It is all about the passion.

Although I received this copy several weeks ago I am afraid I am being the slowest reader on earth. I am only about half-way through and so far it is so very good. I have no excuse other than I am just one tired knitter/reader who keeps falling asleep. Sometimes when I am in design mode I have a hard time concentrating on anything else.

Anyway, as soon as I finish I am going to do a full review and Kate's publicist has offered a blog interview with Kate. I thought that might be really fun. Friday Night Knitting Club has been bought for movie making by Julia Roberts and Kate has been calling in to knitting groups all across the country (world?) while promoting FNKC. I thought I would see if any of you want to chime in with a question for Kate. Please comment or email me if you have anything you want to ask her. I know I have lots I could talk about with her. Her ride has been exciting to say the least. Write me your questions if you'd like, I'd love it and I am sure she would, too.
My daughter brought this home from school the other day and it flooded me with memories. Remember Frederick? I owned this book as a child and I adore the artwork. I always remember the stones. I especially love the tail going off the edge of the page on my daughter's piece. Way to not be held in by borders.

best, susie
p.s. I am such a dork, I guess Comfort Food is being released today so I am not ahead of anyone on this but I am still going to do it. I am truly not cool enough to be ahead of the times on anything. That is so funny and perfect.

9 comments:

Dianne said...

Look at your granny squares! They look wonderful. Blue Sky yarn is all so soft and wonderful. I'm so looking forward to your book of toys. Should I stock up on Blue Sky so I can cast on immediately?(you know how that instant gratification thing works with knitters!)

SockPixie said...

The Blue Sky Yarn looks delicious!

Debbie said...

One of my LYS carries Blue Sky, AND they are having a Mother's Day Sale!! Oh My -- must... try... new... yarn...

peaknits said...

What gorgeous yarn! And another book - yay! The best part of your post for me was that darn mouse - how cute is he?! And I like that your daughter thinks outside the box!

Anonymous said...

Comfort yarn and Comfort Food, and Mother's Day...Oh, My!

Sara in WI said...

Oops...That was me on the Oh, My comment. Too fast on the send tonight! It must be Dancing With the Stars!

Knitterella said...

That yarn looks wonderful. Can't wait to see the knitted toys you are working on. Thank goodness yarn is calorie free! Hey, I wonder how many calories we burn knitting??? - not enough I guess ;)

Wool Winder said...

I enjoy knitting with cotton. I'm excited to see how you use this pretty yarn, though I guess I'll have to wait for the toy book to be published. Will there be any sneak peeks?

Hilary said...

Hi Susan,
I have a question for you, and any other knitters... I was wondering the other day, as I discovered how much I love knitting outside in the spring sunshine, if you have one absolute favorite place to knit, or if you like to knit anywhere, as long as you're knitting? :-)

Just curious,
Hilary