Tuesday, January 30, 2007

We Interrupt This Blog!

For a special News Update! [important newscaster voice]

There's a new community knitting project in the Knitblogville! Every knitter knows that Barbara Walker's Treasuries are indispensable. We use them constantly for designing, for help with a difficult pattern, and for pure inspiration. Sometimes, though, the mostly black-and-white and small pictures keep us from seeing the full potential of a pattern. That's where the Walker Treasury Project comes in. We're gathering high-quality, color photos of all the patterns in all the Treasury books and putting them on the internet as a visual aide to this wonderful collection. Help your fellow knitter by choosing a pattern from a particular book, working up a nice big swatch in a light-colored yarn, and posting it to our blog. We can help you label and categorize everything. Also, keep in mind that we're not posting the pattern (no violations of copyright here), just the picture!

This was all Nicole's idea (kudos, girl!), but it's up to the rest of the commuknitty (ha! that has never been used before!) to make it work. Nicole, Alison, and I are moderators (and we could use a few more if anyone is interested) and we can steer you through the process if you should need steering. Check out the About page and the FAQ page and help knitters 'round the world get a better look at the Walker Treasuries.

Want to contact us? Email walkertreasuryproject ATTYatATTY gmail DOTTYdotDOTTY com.

(Next time: Birthday present run-down!)


Anna said...

This sound fun. Now I have to figure out wordpress and flickr and I'll knit something up.

femiknitter said...

This sounds like a really great project! I wish I could participate too, but it's just not possible right now.

KathyMarie said...

There's no pressure to join or not. But the totally sweet thing is: this project will probably go on for a long long time (just think of how many patterns are contained in each book, and multiply by five!). Plus, we like the idea of seeing the same stitch pattern knit up on different weights of yarn. So multiply everything by two. At least. So there's time!

Study your math, kids. It's the key to the universe.

Renee said...

I'm gonna have to go get a book so I can join. Thanks for the enabling ;)