This week we are celebrating the much anticipated release of Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads, written by the lovely and talented Cirilia Rose. In addition to being a published author, Cirilia is a Brand Ambassador for New Zealand Mill Woolyarns, developing and promoting singular yarns for hand knitters, and she also happens to be the girlfriend of my son, Elliott.
In Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads, Rose takes readers behind the scenes of her design process, showing them how she curates and organizes ideas and translates them into knitwear designs. Through 25 projects that fall into three categories—Magpies (accessories for- the small amounts of precious yarns that knitters inevitably collect), Homebodies (garments for time spent close to home), and Nomads (garments to wear when venturing out into the world)—Rose shares her modern aesthetic and invites readers to develop their own.
Magpies is brimming with adorable projects, which you can check out on Cirilia’s Ravelry page, but you’ll definitely want to buy the book anyway, because there’s so much more to it than just the patterns.
Leave a comment below to enter the giveaway for this gorgeous book — even if you’re a quilter and have never knit a stitch, I bet you know a knitter who would love to receive this book as a gift. The winner will be announced on Saturday, November 15.
Photography by Jared Flood
Cirilia is modeling in photos 2 and 7