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Lisa Shroyer, editor of Knitscene magazine, has compiled a book entitled The Best of Knitscene, featuring a "reworking of Heather Lodinsky's "Central Park Hoodie" [Yarn Market News, January 2012], available from Interweave Press. The links below take you to the pages for the paper version and the eBook version.

Paper [144 pp, paperback, $24.95]

eBook [144 pp, PDF, $19.95]

The book includes 20 of the most popular knitting patterns from the first five years of Knitscene magazine, including Connie Chang Chinchio's Geodesic Cardigan and Katie Himmelberg's Phiaro Scarf. The offerings vary widely from mitts, hats, socks and scarves to vests and sweaters, in addition to providing tips and designer profiles.

**************** UPDATE ****************
The pattern for the CPH is now available
for purchase from Knitting Daily as a downloadable PDF! The pattern includes expanded sizing for PLUS sizes—52", 56", and 60"!

The Knitting Daily Blog has featured the CPH in some posts:
The CPH--Which Size to Knit?
The Finished Plus Size CPH
The CPH Plus Size Gallery

If you receive the Knitting Daily email, you already know that the CPH is the NUMBER ONE best-selling pattern in the KD Online Store!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Progress Report from Sleeve Island

My CPH is coming right along, in spite of the best efforts of my yarn to frustrate me.

See the sleeves? This was at the start of today's knitting session. At the end, the caps were almost done. Two more rows, then a bind off, and I can start sewing the pieces together and move on to the hood.

This is one reason it's taken a while:

Yarn barf!

Yes, these last two balls have not taken kindly to being removed from their plastic bag and being pressed into service.
In fact, they have protested vehemently.
Not only did they disgorge giant chunks of yarn barf, they then proceeded to get themselves tangled up in it.

Now, I've raised kids. Several. Including the ones who were able to make themselves throw up on cue. So I know what to do.

The miscreants were wrangled into submission, and both balls have now been knit to a nice spot with no tangles and just a smooth feed from the center of the ball.
Just in time too, since the sleeves are nearly done.

A little side note: at one point, both Knit Devil and I were challenged by Seattle Marie to a race. She was waaayyy behind us and offered some of her handspun as a prize to whichever of us finished first. Dim Sum Mary refused to join the challenge.
So what happened? Well, SM finished first. DSM is almost done with hers--only needs to sew in the sleeves and sew on the buttons. KD is not far behind, having finished her hood and with just the bands to go. I am dead last. Not only that, but I have another trip coming up and this is sooo not airplane knitting!
Oh well. It won't be CPH weather in SoCal for quite a while, now will it?

1 comment:

mary said...

Wonderful pics of your CPH! You caught me in the act of trying to steal your sleeve! Oh no!