Have You Met CosyMakes?

She just published a book on knitting and embellishing very unique hats, for both adults and children, as well as a few other projects of an adornment nature. In fact, her book is called Knit One: Embellish Too, and I just received my autographed copy in the mail. Last night, I perused it at my leisure (Hmmmmm . . . have I been watching too much Jeeves and Wooster? I think NOT!) and am itching to get a hat underway.

But wait--there's more! I have spent some time looking at Cosy's own hats for sale in her etsy shop, as she has "models" of many that are featured in the book. And I've been salivating over a couple that I guess I could TRY to duplicate myself, but they are just so splendiferous already that I find myself going back to see them repeatedly. So . . . then I started to notice that though many are made with Cosy's own handspun yarns, or her thrift-store finds, or her sweater unravelments, she also has some made with yarns others have spun.

Enter Folktale Fibers--formerly known as feral feminine (surely there's an interesting story there!) who plies her trade as a "devoted spinster" on the Eastern seaboard. She has supplied some of the yarns used in CosyMakes' book projects (for the photos). Her yarns are so lively and I am thrilled with her use of tencel and other vegan options (although I love animal fibers, I prefer the cooler, shall we say, vegetal yarns in summer!). She does local art fairs in the MD area--wish I could go visit my friend Barbara! who is just about to move there! and also see/handle/buy some of Folktale's Fibers.

Lest you wonder if I have become a total internet, knitting blog junkie now that my vacation has fully started, well, you could be right. Time to go knit though, so see ya later. Here's a thought to leave you thinking ;^)

I have lived on the lip

of insanity, wanting to know reasons,

knocking on a door. It opens.

I've been knocking from the inside!

~Jelaluddin Rumi


Mary Anne said...

I love CosyMakes blog and I've been intrigued by her book. Thank you for the review. I think I will be looking for this book.

Enjoy every moment of your holidays!

folktale fibers said...

Thanks for the mention! There actually is a bit of a story behind my name change (I didn't start out selling yarn!).

And I've never actually met anyone else who watches Jeeves & Wooster before! I don't have a TV, but my mom loves the british shows on the public broadcasting channel so I see lots of them whenever I visit.