Some of you may have already seen, Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journey, the first book to be published by Pom Pom Press, the latest endeavour of Pom Pom Quarterly. It was released nearly a month ago and I am so pleased and overwhelmed to call it my own. That's right! My very first book in partnership with Pom Pom. We've been working together on this project for the last ten months and it's finally in the hands of many readers and knitters. Take Heart is my first collection of ten new accessories for fall and winter. Head over to Pom Pom's blog, they have a much more eloquent and detailed description of Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journey.
Along with ten new designs, I also decided to included Take Heart, my first published pattern. At the time the definition behind Take Heart,'to be encouraged, to be brave', was a fitting title for this project. In this book you'll get a glimpse into how I started knitting and how it led me to London, where I am today. It's been an intense and educational journey putting this book together. I've been striving and struggling with various new experiences while trying to defeat old insecurities. Once again, 'Take Heart' was an appropriate name for this new collection.
Since I had to keep this project under wraps, I felt as if my posts and photos of my knitting were barely non-existent. If you follow me on Instagram, you may recall seeing the occasional picture of yarn. I am very thankful to have had the support of each company featured in the book. These are all blends and colours I admire and I hope you do as well.
It's also been overwhelming to see the support from the knitting community. Many knitters and yarn shops were anticipating the release of Take Heart, once Pom Pom and I started to divulge what we had been up to. A few have already finished projects from the collection and it's a joy to start seeing them pop up on Instagram and Ravelry. Many reviews by various bloggers have started to flow in as well. Please feel free to share your thoughts on Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journey with me. Some of the reviews that I do know of can be found with links on my 'Press' page. All of the pieces can also be viewed on Ravelry.
If you're looking to get your hands on a copy, head over to Pom Pom, to order directly from them. There's always an option of a PDF version too, if you'd prefer. Ask your local yarn shop to see if they are stocking it. Take Heart has been available in shops around the UK since Christmas and it's just started to make an appearance in Canadian yarn shops. If you're in London, stop by Loop and you just might catch me on the shop floor. Pick up a copy and say hello!