Friday 4 October 2013

Currently Obsessing About

I've had quite a week. I think I mentioned that already so let's not dwell on it. I mention it because when I'm struggling to find time to knit and I'm stressed, there is always a new collection out that catches my eye and makes me want to KNIT ALL THE THINGS. That happened this week. Twice. 

First, while scrolling through my social media feed, I noticed this wonderful scarf kept showing up. It's like Autumn in a scarf isn't it? This scarf just IS autumn. 

Redcedar by Tincanknits (c) KnitSocial
So I dug around and lo! There's more yumminess. 


Britannia by Tincanknits (c) Knit Socil
The collection is another fab publication from Cooperative Press and is called Cascadia. It is, quite frankly, amazing. From the publishers, through designers, yarnies and out to even the photographer and curator, this book is awesome. When I read the blurb, I did a little happy dance and decided I need to just hermit up somewhere with this book and knit everything, in all the yarns, while looking at the pictures. I'll show you why:

"Natives to the region, Amanda Milne and Fiona McLean have imbued their knit-centric events company, Knit Social, with a warm and creative atmosphere that is wholly infectious. Now they share the warmth and creativity of their home with you in their first book, Cascadia. They have gathered from the region’s abundant design talent, to bring you gorgeous sweaters, shawls, hats, socks, and other fun-to-knit, beautiful-to-wear garments.
Contributing designers are Jane Richmond, Tin Can Knits, Emily Wessel, Alexa Ludeman, Megan Goodacre, Judy Marples, Holli Yeoh, Melissa Thomson, Amanda Kaffka, and Amanda Milne.
With breathtaking photography by Alexa Ludeman and foreword by Kim Werker."

It's like namedropping central and it's all people I think are so wonderfully talented. Yum. 

Just as I was settling down from this excitement, this project then caught my eye from The Simple Collection, also released by Tincanknits:
Rye by Tincanknits (c)

I seem to have fallen down a Tincanknits related rabbit hole. I might be some time. 


CelticCastOn said...

I just found those rye socks too.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing. I love Tin Can Knits and have added the Simple Collection to my library! I hadn't seen that one before, not sure how I missed it!