So, my ebook is finally done and out!
Entomology features 6 patterns based on bugs. 1 shawl, 3 mittens, 1 cowl and a hat and mitt set. Next week I’ll go more into each pattern. I had a lot of fun with colour if you can’t tell. My favorite is the Wooleater Hat. I have a weakness for simple Fair Isle-ish slouchy hats. And silk/merino blends are my favorite kind of yarn. I had the great fortune to work with the wonderful people at Malabrigo who do a pretty awesome thing with their Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project.
It was pretty fun to do research for this. The boys and I went through lots of bug books looking at pictures when I started. Kids love bugs. We just adopted a (slightly poisonous!) prickly caterpillar that is hanging out in its cocoon right now. I’m kind of worried it won’t come back out, but I’ll deal with that when it happens.
You can find the patterns for sale on Ravelry here. Each pattern is $6 or you can get all 6 for only $16. Pretty awesome.
Even more exciting (for you at least) is that there are prizes!
A kit to knit the Common Blue Mittens
A kit to knit the Queen Bee Mittens
A kit to knit the Wooleater Hat or Mitts
There are a few ways to win:
Leave me a comment on this post with your favorite insect.
Join my Ravelry group and leave a comment in the Entomology Prize thread about your grossest bug-related experience.
Tweet this contest & leave me a comment here to let me know that you did (if you can’t think of anything, “Check out @ohdessa ‘s new bug themed knitting patterns and win some Malabrigo” works 🙂
I’ll be drawing randomly next Thursday, July 12th at 4PM Central..