Posts Tagged ‘Knitting’

This is my Strawberry Milkshake hat. Actually, it’s a hat and glove set but I’m just going to talk about the hat today.

Now that it is  colder,  it is the perfect time to make this hat. It is very comfortable, made out of Tilli Tomas Aspen and Flurries, which has little beads strung on the yarn. The pattern is simple and the hat is very easy to knit. It is perfect as a quick-to-knit gift (maybe for Valentines).

If you are wanting this hat but don’t want to make it out of Tilli Tomas yarns, you can just substitute any yarn of the same gauge (worsted weight).  I also made a red one and a black one with some wool I found in my stash box. Then on another hat that I made with this pattern, I just followed the pattern but changed it a tiny bit. I kept on knitting the top (before the 2×2 rib) so that it was a lot taller, thus making a smurf hat.


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Here are some pics of the event at the Mathews Library…

Mathews Library Event
I was telling about the process of making the book and all of the work that goes into it.

It Girl Knits garments on display
We pinned up all of the book garments on these racks so that everyone could see them.

Chris crochets!
Chris crotchets, and he’s a wrestler… pretty cool.

Miss Rosalie Brown
Mrs. Rosalie Brown is the one who taught me how to knit.

Mr. Larry Brown
This is Mr. Larry Brown.

Mathews Library Event
My grandparents, Hank and Audrey Wright, are on the front row next to Mr. Larry and Miss Rosalie.

It Girl Knits garments on display
More of the book’s garments.

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The Bay Window

Here are some pics of another book signing at a cute little knitting shop in Irvington, VA called the Bay Window. It was a very successful day, and everyone had a good time. Once every month the Bay Window has a big birthday party for everyone who has a birthday in that month, and everyone brings food. The book signing was on this day and there were at one point in the day about 30 people there. It was pretty crazy…

It’s an adorable little place, and the owners, Candy and Mary are a lot of fun: )

Candy and Mary

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A little girl named Hannah and her mother, Linda and her sister, Heather came all the way from Powhatan VA to buy my book. Linda saw the article about me in Vogue Knitting two years ago when they lived in Minneapolis. They moved to VA a little over a year ago, and when she recently came to the Knitting Basket they told her about the book signing.

The day of the signing, Linda brought Hannah just to buy one of my books and get it signed by me. I was very surprised and glad that they did. I hope they enjoy my book: ) They were so sweet and supportive and I am glad that I got to meet them.

Signing Hanna's book

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The Knitting Basket in Richmond, Virginia hosted my first book signing and trunk show on Saturday, October 25th. Quite a few people came and they were all very supportive and enthusiastic.

These are the owners, Kristin and Ute. They are both very sweet and made me feel very welcome. We all enjoyed the great food that they made (Kristin made an amazing pumpkin dip) for the event.

It was a great day and the book signing went very well.

Knitting Basket owners, Kristin and Ute

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The Knotions Preview is up!

Check out my new Vortical Socks pattern in the preview and on Ravelry!

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This morning a rather large package was dropped on my front porch by FedEX, and when I opened the box I found a huge poster of…. me.

It’s for my book, It Girl Knits. I will be taking it around to all of the events, book signings, and such. I feel like I have Cushlash (some of you may know this line from Jerry Maguire). or perhaps I should say, I have Besslash. It’s a condition that happens when you see yourself in too many magazines, on too many posters, and in just too many publicity adverts.

Just kidding – I was, however, rather surprised at how big the poster was. I had expected it to be a just a tad smaller. Not that I’m complaining!

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