in the box

So, as a follow-up to my last post about being a Rowan Ambassador, I wanted to share a few photos of my first seasonal box of yarn and pattern books. You want to see what's inside, right? I did too ... I was so excited to see this package arrive on my doorstep last week.
Inside, I found one skein each of the new Rowan yarns for this season: All Seasons Chunky, Softknit Cotton and Kidsilk Haze Glamour. Also included were several pattern books, a swatch book of the Spring/Summer 2013 line and Rowan Knitting and Crochet Magazine 53.
Here's a better look at the pattern books. I'm especially excited about the Rowan Studio Issue 30, which is a gorgeous collection of baby/kid-sized sweaters. Several of them were named after the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music, which is so fun. (Liesl, Marta, Gretel, Friedrich, Kurt, Louisa and Brigitta.) That alone makes me want to knit these sweaters even more!
And this issue of Rowan Magazine is full of colorful florals and modern shapes. Rowan describes the collection like this: 'Inspirations for Spring 2013 are pulled from the fragility of blossoms and the fresh new growth that the sun encourages to the abundance of the summer flowers that follow. As a bold contrast, the digital age inspires an optimistic approach to life as we look forward to the future and the promises that new technology can bring. Pixilated pattern, optical geometrics and sharp modern graphics combine to inspire with the work of the Bauhaus and artists such as Paul Klee, Piet Mondrian and Josef Albers.'
This color-filled swatch book has me itching to make about a million-and-one things. I've started knitting a hat using the All-Seasons Chunky but I know I can't stop there. I have a scarf pattern picked out for the Kidsilk Haze Glamour and I want to make something for Bowie with the blue Softknit Cotton. (What are you working on as spring approaches?)


  1. Wowzas...they really spoiled you!! The Rowan Studio issue sounds especially awesome b/c of all the kid size knits! Can't wait to see what you do with the yarn.

  2. I'll bet you've patted that swatch book plenty!


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