Shannon Okey's written exactly the book I wanted to read on making a living in handknitting. Informative, honest and warm, her Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear design is a must-read if you're a designer, tech editor, knitting teacher, podcaster, or dedicated knitter.

Knitgrrl-design-bk-cover 

We've got an accomplished designer reviewing the book more in depth in the Winter issue; I just love it so much I couldn't wait to say that it's brilliant, insightful and a gift to everyone trying to make it as a fiber pro these days. Thanks for sharing all of your experience and eye-opening interviews with heaps of designers like Annie Modesitt and Franklin Habit, Shannon.

One reason the blog's been so quiet is the quiet riot of activity here pulling the Fall issue together. The August Fourth release is almost upon us, and everyone's working like squirrels storing nuts to finish up their projects for the biggest and best issue we've ever produced!  Modest, right? But seriously,it's busting with twenty-four knitting patterns, two of them free, not to mention a free sewing pattern, Wendy Johnson's first column and interviews with Soulemama, Adrienne Martini and Cat Bordhi.

How about a sneak peek?

  


Clover sockmedium 


Beachcomber vest

 
Argentine front 

This issue's going to be fun, too, because you'll have chances to win free Fall 2010 Pattern Collections, Knitcircus Subscriptions, knitting and sewing books, luxury yarns by Handwerks and a big surprise I can't reveal yet as part of our Fall Giveaway-palooza.

Stay tuned, and for now, stay cool if it's as hot and muggy where you are as it is in southern Wisconsin (or hotter, you longsuffering East coasters)…Fall and knitting weather are just around the corner.

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