Feel like swatchin’?

I’d like to announce a project that you should participate in. It’s called the Walker Treasury Project (WTP for short).

This was all my idea and it’s the big KAL that I hinted at in my 2007 Resolutions post.  Please, please get involved!  (Also, disclaimer – I have two co-admins right now and they’ve come up with some amazing ideas and stuff for the blog – collaborations are the best!)

“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!”

Get involved! Click the link below!

thewalkertreasuryproject.wordpress.com

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6 Responses to “Feel like swatchin’?”


  1. 1 Monika January 31, 2007 at 8:55 am

    What a great idea! I’d like to do a swatch for your KAL! How do we know what pattern was already swatched and is on your blog? (I know, right now it’s easy, but after a while, there will be quite a bunch). Are you going to catalog it into the different books? I someone would like to see a certain pattern from book X on page Y, how do we find it on the blog. Anyway.

  2. 2 JulieFrick January 31, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Hey, Nicole, thanks for the invite! Unfortunately (gasp!) I don’t own any of the Barbara Walker books, so I fear I’d just be dead weight. I’ll let you know if that changes. This is a great idea!

  3. 3 sims2mongoose February 1, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Oh, hello. I love this website but if you’re interested – come to my website – I think you’ll like it. It’s http://www.sims2mongoose.wordpress.com

  4. 4 sims2mongoose February 1, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    P.S. Brilliant idead – mate.

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