Thursday, December 06, 2012

Any Knitters Around Here?

If so, go check out my wife's new shawl pattern at The Shetland Trader! It's lovely, as usual.

And if you know any knitter friends please consider her new book as a present for the holidays. It's not out just yet - next week, I think. I'll be sure to mention it here when it been born.

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Blogger Patrick McGinnity said...

Just when I was starting to wonder what to do for my wife this year, the Durhams come through! That shawl looks really cool, and she's always looking for new and unusual sorts of patterns. I look forward to seeing the whole book. Thanks!

11:49 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Hi Patrick! Very kind of you.

I'll put up a post soon linking to some promo stuff for the book, as well as her first book, The Shetland Trader. She really does wonderful patterns, with well-written directions, too!

Is your wife on Ravelry? (Sort of Knitter Facebook.) At the moment two of her designs are in the top ten for current favorites!

4:19 PM  
Blogger Patrick McGinnity said...

My wife is on Ravelry, and she always finds cool patterns there. I'll be sure she looks into Gudrun's stuff soon. (Sorry for assuming her last name was Durham, by the way.)

Directions for knitting patterns really are an exercise in technical writing, I imagine. My wife really likes the projects that are knitted in one piece, and it looks like the book does feature some of that sort of thing. I might actually score some points for surprising her for once.

3:43 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Yes, that's exactly the sort of stuff Gudrun is into! She was quick to pick up on smart, innovative ways to do things.

Gudrun using her maiden name is all part of the connection with her family history of The Shetland Trader. It's a company her mom first started back in the 70's in Shetland. She was innovative with traditional Shetland knitting back then. Gudrun is doing the same now - for the internet generation.

And let me know if your wife had already heard of her. Quite possible...

Go score points!

5:12 PM  

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