Announcing the WTP!

You love me. You also love Nicole and Kathy, yes? Yes. (How could you not?) And you also love WordPress blogs, right? I thought so. Well, have you demonstrated this love lately? No? Have I got a deal for you.


Here is the official blurb:

Every knitter knows that Barbara Walker’s Treasuries are indispensible. 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, just the picture!

The Walker Treasury Project is the brainchild of Nicole of All Buttoned Up. Kathy and I are pitching in as Knitters in Charge (aka moderator/admin). We’re each in charge of a book, and since there are five treasuries we’re in need of two more Knitters in Charge. Shoot us an email (walkertreasuryproject at gmail dot com) if you’re interested.

One of the things that I like about this project is that it’s a great way to use up those odds and ends of yarn that you have laying around. You know, the ones that you are too pragmatic to throw away (that’s perfectly good yarn!) and yet have absolutely no intention of turning into some sort of hideous stash-busting monster project (although there is something about these socks . . .). It’s also a great way to force yourself to improve your photography skills (though there is only so much that some of us in the Northeast can do sometimes . . . winter light is just not cutting it, at least the little we get in my apartment).

Enough from me, go check out the project: ( and spread the word.

2 thoughts on “Announcing the WTP!

  1. hi there,
    I’d love to join. Have added the WTP link to my blogroll, and woudl you believe that this morning at a breakfast meeting with another fantabulous knitter, I received copies of 2 Barbara Walker stitch patterns?!* Yes, real serendipity. Or, perhaps, synchronicity. … Count me in …

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