Wednesday, August 22, 2012


It's the 35th anniversary of me today. Let's all celebrate with the second pattern in the Container Ship Club, Ioanna:
Once I simplified my design idea to the point where it didn't interfere with the yarn, this cowl knit itself in only two evenings of Olympics-watching. I was initially inspired by this photo from Andrea Frank's collection of photographs, Ports and Ships:

It was serendipity that the ladies of Spincycle Yarns contacted me around the time I was thinking about this design and mentioned that they would be happy to work with me. Which is just crazy, because I've followed Spincycle Yarns since 2007, since before I had a blog or wrote down a pattern. I would never have had the courage to contact them and ask for yarn support. Working with Rachel and Kate has been an honor for me and an indication that my work and ideas are resonating with others whose work I admire.

You can purchase Ioanna for $5.

Or you can join the club and get Ioanna, Chittagong, and at least two more forthcoming patterns for $13 (price to increase with release of next pattern, which, by the way, will be a cardigan pattern. That's right, a cardigan pattern inspired by rusty tankers. Unless I decide to make a surprise design first. Which I might).

EVEN BETTER, you can purchase the very yarn I used for Ioanna from Spincycle here. Save 10% on this yarn and anything else in the shop by using the coupon code IOANNA when you check out.

I'm 35. Lately things seem to be coming together in a way they haven't before. I believe this year will be golden.


kiki said...

hurra und 1000 gute wünsche für dich und die goldenen zeiten!
ioanna ist wunderbar und ich bin schon so gespannt, auf deine nächsten inspirationen.

Lee said...

Happy Birthday! And I love the new pattern. Already ordered the yarn. :)

andrea said...

happy belated! i forgot our birthdays were right next to each other. i turned 30 on the 21st!

hope you celebrated in style.

Mneme said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag und alles Gute :)
Und Tuch und Inspiration passen wirklich super zusammen!

Happy Birthday and all the best!
And shawl and insipration really fits - I like it!

Teresa said...

Happy birthday! Just got the new KP catalogue with your ebook featured. Looks great!

fern1knits said...

Happy birthday! And awesome cowl!!

Jamie said...

Happy belated birthday. This new pattern looks fun and awesome, I can't wait to try it:)

meppybn said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday wishes to you!! Yes, looks like it's being a great year so far and may it continue :) Fabulous cowl - love it!

Kathleen Lawton-Trask said...

Hurrah! Happy Ann Weaver Day! Knitters everywhere are grateful you were born.

Salty Miss Jill said...



Salty Miss Jill said...

Hey! Check this out, Ann and knitters: