Look what I have in my possession:
That's right. Not one, but two copies of "ISLAND" a new knitting book from Jane Richmond. One for me, and one for a lucky reader!
I first "discovered" Jane's work soon after I became involved in the online knitting community. I rmember following a link to her blog and loving everything I saw. Everything she knit, everything she designed- her aesthetic was perfect- clean, classic, timeless. As I scrolled through her blog post, I then came to a post where she had knit my French Press Felted Slippers- I loved her even more :-)
I first saw a glimpse of ISLAND on Shannon Cook's blog, luvinthemommyhood, a few months ago. ISLAND is a collaborative work between Shannon and Jane, and from what I've seen, these two girls know how to create a gorgeous knitting book.
When I first saw this new collection pop into my blog stream a few months ago, I was intrigued by the cover photo.
"Binoculars!", I thought, "this is intriguing- I have not seen this done before."
And then with each photo I loved the collection a little more.
The photos are one thing, the designs are another, but I can honestly tell you that you will not have the true "ISLAND" experience until you are holding the book in your hands. Although I was thrilled when Shannon contacted me about hosting a spot on this blog tour, I didn't realize just how great this book would be. Upon receiving my package I emailed Jane to tell her how impressed I was.
Print copies of ISLAND are now available through Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and Amazon.co.uk. You can also snag individual patterns (or all of them) through Ravelry.
As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I do have an extra copy of the book to giveaway. Interested? Just leave a comment in comments section below (only one per person, please). Say hello, let Jane know what you like about her book, let us know what your favorite pattern is- whatever! Giveaway will be open until Sunday, February 10th, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner to be announced on Monday.
PS- Like these photos? Go check out Nicholas Kupiak. His work is ah-maz-ing!Pin It