I’ve been hinting a little over the last few months at another medium size project I’ve been working on. It’s a pattern collection called ‘Scrumptious Knits‘ in collaboration with Fyberspates using their aptly names ‘Scrumptious’ yarns. I’ve done a few individual designs using Scrumptious before but the range of yarn weights and colours available really begged for a more substantial collection. Jen (who owns Fyberspates) is busy expanding the business with a new American distributor (Lantern Moon) as well as rolling the yarn out in many UK and Irish shops so it seemed like the perfect time to put the collection together. The fact that Jen is so much fun to work with makes it always a good time to work with her :)
So, now the knitting is finished, the test knitters have finished and the tech editor has done her work. A few weeks ago I had great fun doing a photoshoot with Joe downtown in Cork. The photos were taken in Fitzgerald’s park by the skate park and on the shaky bridge and below UCC by the Glucksman gallery. (In case you’re wondering, the shaky bridge really is shaky…we had to wait for people to pass between shots as it bounces so much!) The final steps are now out of my hands, Joe is putting the final layout together and then its off to the printer!! I’m both excited and really nervous about getting my first booklet printed as its a bigger money investment than I’ve done before.
Because of that I’ve got it up for pre-order while the layout is being finished. This should bring in enough funds that the printing won’t involve the credit card :) For anyone thinking about pre ordering I’ve put a nice package together for you, you not only get a reduced price but also an exclusive bonus pattern ‘Ignus Junior’. This offer will expire once the full ebooklet is released in mid-December.
To buy a print version of the booklet please visit Fyberspates. A 20% discount coupon for a print version will be included with your electronic purchase. This will also apply if you buy a hard copy of the booklet first, you’ll have a single use coupon for a discount on the electronic version.
Yarn shops may pre-order this booklet also, find all my distributors on my wholesale page (Fyberspates, Lantern Moon and Deep South Fibers). If you’ve got a LYS that you’d like to see the booklet in tell them to get in contact!
I’ll leave you with a few shots from the book but you can see a little more descriptions on the Scrumptious Knits page or the ravelry page. I’ll blog a little more about each pattern over the next week or two so you can read about the design and construction process.