I’ve been home for nearly a calendar month now. It’s been years since I’ve had this much time at home without visitors or family celebrations intervening, to simply be. Living on the road or out of a suitcase leads to a very surface life. You do what is strictly necessary to hold it all together, but you don’t have time to browse or muse.
One of the things that goes by the board is reading. I have a series of books (that I am sure are wonderful) sent to me by friends that I haven’t had a moment to even crack the cover on, let alone comment on. To any friends that I may have inadvertently offended by this, I apologize. (I hardly even have time to promote my own completed creations, new ones in progress always take precedence.) I am determined to take a few of my slightly more leisured moments to take a peek as some of these gems now.
Holli Yeoh and I go back many years. We first met on one of Shirl the Purl’s wonderful Knit With Us holidays. Here’s a pic (pre-digital) of Holli kindly modeling my Radiant Shawl for me in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
I’ve always been in awe of Holli’s sound technical approach to knitting, her teaching skills and her incredible sense of style.
Holli’s new book Tempest (title inspired by West Coast weather), in conjunction with Sweet Georgia Yarns, captures all of the above. The book contains a variety of stylish knits for many occasions, all knit in beautiful yarns. I particularly love the supporting Tempest website, which offers technique videos, lots of pictures of the garments and a forum to discuss and share projects.
Well done Holli!
For a chance to win an e copy of Tempest – please leave a comment and we’ll have Poseidon the cat randomly select a winner in a week’s time!