Friday, June 20, 2008

One-Skein Bunnies

Hi Knitters,
I am so excited to see the Organic Bunnies I made for the new edition of 101 One-Skein Wonders, edited by Judith Durant, made the cover. The Storey Publishing fall catalog just came out and Jaime (my one-of-a-kind book publicist from Artisan) sent me a copy. What a great book list Storey has to offer. The bunnies are also on the table of contents page in the catalog, shown above. You can see them better in this larger photo.

This upcoming version of the 101 One-Skein Wonders books is featuring luxury yarns which includes organic yarns. I picked my favorite cotton, the Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton, in three of the naturally dyed shades. I think the colors are called sage, nut and natural. Of course it takes way less than one skein to complete a single bunny. The organic shades look so beautiful together that I just had to make three of them.

I loved these organic bunnies so much after I knitted them that I was really tempted to keep them for my own upcoming toy book. I am extra glad to see them again because I kept wondering if I should have hung on to the bunnies for myself. They found a good new home.

The other one skein books are wonderful. If you don't have them you really should check them out. I have both of them and I think they have a fantastic mix of projects to offer. I can't wait to see what the newest version holds. It is a beautiful cover and it is now available for pre-order on amazon with the release date set for October 2008.

Below is the cover as seen in the catalog. I love the feel of it, so creamy and natural looking, this is a good one. They even threw a cute baby on the cover, that never misses. I am anxiously awaiting the release of Judith's new book. I am sure yarn shop owners are racing to order this one for their stores, too.

Have a great Friday, Knitters. Yay for the weekend. This week really needs to end:)
best, susie