I only know this because I was asked to review her latest work, Compliments Collection, which features Bijou Basin Ranch Yarns and *gasp* both knit and crochet items. That totally gave her, uhm, orientation, away.
Just you watch: The next thing that will happen is that she'll pick up a crochet hook in a knitter's-only lounge. And you know how that will go...
Seriously, I don't see too many bi-craftual booklets out there. I'm primarily a knitter but I do crochet, too. Designing knit patterns, I get, but crochet patterns? I can't imagine doing both, and from the looks of it, Kristen is comfortable going *both* ways.
What's more, every pattern is both written and charted. Knitting charts? I can plot them. But crochet charts? I'd need some coaching in reading them and there is no way I'd be able to chart them without a lot of help.
Kristen designed this collection for Bijou Basin Ranch Yarns. You may not see this yarn in a lot of retail outlets at the moment, but you can buy their yarns online here.
I have knit with their Bijou Spun Lhasa Wilderness (yak/bamboo), which is amazing and I have four skeins of their Bijou Bliss which is a yak/cormo blend. Those four skeins are earmarked for a hat KAL, which is forthcoming.
Any rate, I have one digital copy of this collection for a Give-Away. Leave me a comment saying whether you're a knitter, a crocheter or, uhm, bi-craftual, and I'll do a random drawing on Monday, May 14th.
A winner has been selected! Thanks for playing along. Congrats to Kristie!