Hey Portland Peeps! Portland Maine that is…. There’s a book signing this Satirdau at Portland’s cute little local yarn shop Knit Wit. Designer Carrie Hodge will be there with stacks of her serenely gorgeous new book Swoon Maine ready to sign, joined by fellow contributor Cecily Glowik MacDonald and me! We’ll all be there from 1pm – 3pm.
You can pick up yarn for a project while you’re at it!
It is entirely possible that you could knit my addition to the book – Lichen Mitts – by the new year. Carrie took such marvelous photos there is no need to even explain my inspiration. If you follow me on instagram, you’ve been with me during the whole journey of these mitts, from when I first picked up my lichen covered granite rock on Nash Island last June. Knit Wit has the Quince & Co Lark yarn I used so you can get started!
We all hope to see you there!!!Knit Wit Yarn Shop 247A Congress Street Portland, Maine 04101 207-774-6444
If you live 3,ooo miles away and can’t make it this weekend, be sure and order a copy of Swoon Maine direct from Carrie. It is so much more than just a collection of gorgeous well thought out garments, it includes an essay from my neighbor Bristol Ivy, drawings by Karen Gelardi and photo essay inspirations from Pam Allen, Beartrice Perron Dahlen and Hannah Fettig – and of course Carrie’s beautiful photographs that capture the essence of Maine. It’s a local effort – even tech edited and printed in Maine!
Lichen Mitts Specs:
Quince & Co Lark Yarn (100% American Wool; 50g/134 yds [123 m]) Worsted Weight.
2 skeins Kittywake (MC) – about 150 yds [137 m] worsted weight yarn needed.
1 skein Honey (CC) – about 60 yds [55 m] worsted weight yarn needed.
One set each US4 [3.5 mm] and US5 [3.75] double pointed needles