9/20/13

fair isle style / blog tour!

Hi there...posting again today! This time to share with you Mary Jane Mucklestone's new book, Fair Isle Style, which is chock-full of fun, fair isle projects.

Favorites? Lucinda Guy's birdie, Gudrun Johnston's dress, Norah Gaughan's shrug, Mary Jane's socks, Courtney Kelly's pullover, Kat Coyle's skirt....oh my goodness, so, so many.

My contribution is a pair of Peerie Weerie Booties. Worked in Quince & Co. Chickadee (carrie's yellow, egret, and kumlien's gull), they are soft and warm for the little ones. I really wanted to mix stripes with the fair isle...it was exciting to see these come together. And even more thrilling to see them photographed with a KITTEN! This picture really makes me smile:


The book was photographed beautifully here in Maine, by Chris Vaccaro.

Thank you Mary Jane for including me in this collection!

And thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the blog tour:

Monday, September 23Norah Gaughan - Mareel Shrug
Tuesday, September 24: Courtney Kelly - Fara Raglan, Kate Osborn - Scandi Sukkalegs
Wednesday, September 25: Gudrun Johnston - Bressay Dress
 Thursday, September 26 Kat Coyle - Keltin Skirt
Friday, September 27: Kirsten Kapur - Hap-Lapghan


I almost forgot: Leave a comment below for a chance to win a  copy of Fair Isle Style! Comments will close at the end of the day this Sunday, September 22, 2013. Comments are closed.

56 comments:

Eileen McKelvey said...

Cutie booties!

Jersey Shore Deb said...

I love the cover sweater. Might be challenging for me, but it would be fun to try.
JerseyShoreDeb on Ravelry

Shannon said...

Love this book! Your pattern is adorable and makes me smile too. Thanks for the chance!

Bonnie said...

Oh my, what's more sweet - the booties or the kitten? I can't decide! I can't wait to take a look at this book.

Carolyn said...

I love all things Fair Isle! Your booties are adorable!

Katalin said...

I would love to have a copy! :)
cseburaska on Rav

aeonium said...

Thanks for the opportunity. I'm a little intimidated by fair isle. I should try it!

amchart said...

LOVE the booties! My niece just had a baby boy yesterday after six girls. MUST knit those booties!

Marilyn a.k.a. Merry said...

Those booties are totally adorable. Cuter than the kitten even. : )
wahoomerryf on Rav

Windybrook Spinner said...

Your bootie design is adorable!

Sybil said...

The designs are very pretty. The sweater on the front cover is beautiful.

v said...

I would LOVE to win a copy!: )

Savannagal said...

I always liked this book, but never knew how or had the courage to try to knit colorwork. I recently finished my very first piece, a hat, and I'm ready to try tackling some other pieces. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kate G. said...

Holy kitten, can a knit shot get any cuter?! Hmm, well, actually if a certain small supermodel were holding the kitten…

It's silly for me to post a comment now just to win a book. I read Swatch Diaries every Friday. Win or not I'll continue to be charmed by your work.

Christie said...

Oh, those are such adorable booties! Thanks for the giveaway!

MaryjoO said...

love the blog tour! And the booties -- want to "upsize" them!

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for a stay up (stay put) bootie that's a bit more entertaining for both moms and babies to look at - you've designed Lovebug to perfection in these!

I'm not very tech savvy, and the gmail link doesn't want to work today. I'm Vinterstrikker on Ravelry.

Deren Bader said...

Love the booties. The book looks great.

towhee said...

Love your bootie pattern! Perfect with the sweet kitty!

towhee said...

Love your bootie pattern! Perfect with the sweet kitty!

AngelaH said...

Holy moly are those booties adorable! I also love love love Mary Jane's socks. This book looks like wintry gold.

glongley said...

I would love to have this beautiful book. I live in Maine, I can't wait to see the pictures.

Dawn Kilmer said...

Need to come up with a gift for a co worker and these booties will be perfect for her baby girl that is due in October!

Roopali said...

Awesome patterns - need to make the booties for gifting!

Hallie said...

The booties are adorable and the whole book looks like such a great collection!

Bethany said...

LOVE your booties! And the rest of the book looks lovely as well!

Drae said...

beautiful book. I already own the rest of the "Style" books and would love to complete my collection.

Kim said...

The booties are adorable! I can't wait to knit a pair!!!

Sue Waid said...

Simply adorable.
Sueysue on Ravelry

Gigi said...

Cutest booties! I've been looking for something to knit for a,friend's new baby - these would be perfect. And I'd love to win this book.
Thanks & blessings,
GG

suzy smalls said...

I'd love to own this! Thanks for the chance!

Jennifer said...

Your booties are to die for!

Lcubed said...

Adorable booties!

Em said...

My goodness those are sweet! It's a good thing my first is on its way, I don't think I can not make these.

brand. said...

I love the booties and the kitten. I'm sure the book will be all around wonderful.

petoskystone said...

Sweet booties! Who is the kitten?

Johnston4kids said...

So cute! Johnston4kids

Ytknits said...

Love all the items shown so far, especially the sweater on the cover!

karen alho said...

I love the photo. They did really well by you!

Christine Lima said...

Those fair isle sweaters always catch my eye!!

Andi said...

Beautiful knits! Thank you for this lovely chance to win this book.

slmiller8 said...

I would love a copy of this book!

Kate said...

Love the booties and the Sukkalegs. Love to say "Sukkalegs".

Sue said...

Such a sweet photo - the kitten seems to be thinking "if only there were 2 more booties so I can wear them!"

1000hats said...

those booties and that kitty, oh my!!

LuisaM said...

Thank you for the giveaway.
Beautiful book!

vanessa said...

Thank Carrie! Can't wait to knit those booties!

stipton said...

I love these patterns - some classic and some modern. Your booties are adorable and I see them becoming my go-to gift for little ones!

Ann said...

Thank you for this chance. I love fair isle and its so nice to see some fair isle on your blog. :)

slmiller8 said...

I love your booties, just wish they came in my size!

Kimberly said...

This looks awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

LA said...

The booties are so sweet and love the look on the kittens face!

Nolita said...

Book is cool beans!! HOpe I win a copy. Thanks much for the giveaway.

Lori ann said...

i missed this since we left friday after work for the weekend, but right before driving away a package was delivered, this book was in it! i ordered it the moment i saw your booties and gundrens dress. LOVE so much! congratulations carrie being in such a lovely book, i can't wait to make the sweet booties, even if they will have to wait for a recipient!

Gigi said...

Hi Carrie,
I just got my book in the mail & I'm now sitting down with it & a cup of tea -- so excited to see all the gorgeous possibilities inside. Thank you so much!
G

madder said...

that makes me happy, happy, happy, Gigi!!
Enjoy...