Let's talk about someone else's patterns for a bit.
I've been excited about Knit With Me since last summer, when Gudrun told me all about the idea behind this collection - the notion of a mother and daughter being able to wear the same pieces, and perhaps even knit them together. I was especially intrigued since my daughter is just a year older than hers, and already knowing Gudrun's design aesthetic, I had a hunch that the collection might be right up my girl's alley.
Rubens was requested, knit (by me, not her), and worn before school was even out for vacation. She's angling for the hooded cardigan on the cover as well, but will have to wait a bit for that one. Or maybe she'll start knitting....
Knit With Me contains 12 designs: 6 sweaters, 5 accessories and 1 simple “beginner’s” sweater - all in Quince and Co's yarns. The photographs by Carrie Bostick Hoge are charming and beautiful, and show Gudrun, her daughter (also named Maya) and their friends wearing the pieces, all of which hit that perfect note for this audience - timeless enough for both a mother or her daughter, simple enough for a beginner or mid level knitter, but distinct and sophisticated enough to make up a really unique and gorgeous collection.
This was Maya's favorite photo, although she imagined her Rubens in pomegranate, with jeans and a sweater, sans chicken.
I think this is a gorgeous collection with a lovely idea behind it, and was very happy to be asked to participate in the blog tour -- part of which is a book giveaway, so you can knit some of these lovely designs yourselves! To be entered to win your own copy of Knit With Me, tell me what you plan to drink on New Year's Eve in the comments below.
Please include either a Ravelry name or email, so I can contact you if you are chosen. I'll close comments on Sunday morning.
In the meantime, here's one festive idea - and it even matches Maya's hat, so let's call it a Rubens.
You can make this in a larger glass if you like, these just seemed fun at the time.
splash of vodka - about 1 oz
2 parts Ocean Spray sparkling cranberry
1 part ginger ale
lime twist and a little squirt