knitting a kiss in every stitch

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a couple of nice diversions arrived in the mail this week to offer additional breaks from the gray. first up, a new release from sixth&spring books (actually, i was sent two, but i’ll talk about the other one next week)

knitting a kiss in every stitch
by nicky epstein

this is a book chock full of small and simple knit projects that are perfect for gifting to expectant moms, kids, friends, guys, and charities (in fact, the book includes a guide to organizations that are happy to take them).

i dare you to resist that dog bonnet on the cover—how darn cute is that?

the patterns are basic structures which are then enhanced with the edgings and embellishments ms. epstein is reknowned for. lots of cute hats for kids are included. many are beginner-level projects with an emphasis on finishing work and add-ons (which can require a mature amount of patience). some are bigger and slightly more complex, though i wouldn’t say that any require extensive knitting skill.

the hardcover book’s layout is cheerful and clean, with nice photos showing several views of each project along with clearly-written instructions. the book itself might make a nice gift, in fact.

the publisher has offered to send a book to one lucky winner reading this post. leave a comment telling me you’d like to receive a copy between now and sunday evening, 6pm, and i will draw one winner. the book will be mailed by the publisher.

181 thoughts on “knitting a kiss in every stitch

  1. I’m in love with the lilac frost colorway. It reminds me of many of your beautiful knits here and hoarfrost.

    Thanks for the contest. I’m looking for books to donate to my local library this Christmas, and this would be just the thing!

  2. Great recommendation. Have to look that one up. Enjoying your blog so much since I cannot be at class right now.

  3. I love contest and would love to win this book. I’m always looking for little gift ideas to knit. Thanks.

  4. Add my name to the hat please! This book looks great- I’m always looking for small projects and I’ve got several friends pregnant at the moment. 🙂

  5. can europeans play too?
    my 4 yr old son is knitting on a knitting fork. unfortunately he’s not patient enough yet to make a cord long enough for a bracelet, let alone a beanie. who knows, the pretty pictures might inspire him 😉

  6. Please enter me in the drawing for the book. Looks like a lot of fun things to make. I noticed they were smart enough to not try to put a cap on a cat!

  7. Thanks for the chance to win the book! Always nice to have another knitting book on the shelf and small items to knit for gifts!!

  8. Hi from Finland!! I absolutely love reading about your knitting!! You always post so wonderful photos, it´s really a treat to see! And your patterns are adorable! Winning this book would be great, I haven´t seen it here, I´d reakky love having a copy of it!

  9. The puppy hat is too cute! My cat would eat it, but my son has three dogs…hmmm…
    I’d love a copy of the book.

  10. Looks neat! I’d love a copy. While the dog hat is cute, the dog himself is even cuter!!!! I bet my cats wouldn’t agree, though.

  11. Anne, you are truly an inspiration. Love your blog, your patterns, and your generosity in sharing tips and tricks along the way.
    Would love a copy of the book!

  12. I was in the book’s clutches the minute I laid eyes on that dog bonnet! I’d love a copy of the book; maybe sweet Fenway would appreciate a bonnet and scarf to fend off Michigan chills?

  13. Thanks Anne for the review and the opportunity to win a copy of the book. I’d love to receive it!!

  14. I’d love to take a closer gander at that book! (Although I believe Bonnie the Beagle would just as soon eat that bonnet as wear it…!

  15. Looks like I’m down on the pile. LOL…but I would love one of those books. Your new projects look enticing. 🙂

  16. I was informed this afternoon that DS and DIL hope to be gifting us with a baby next fall . I would love to encourage them with some neat projects, Joan

  17. I would love to have a copy of that book. The dog bonnet is just cute beyond belief. I want to go out and get a dog just like that one so I can make the hat for it!

  18. Dear Ann,
    Love All your patterns and I’d also love a copy of the book. I havent finished my Christmas knitting but it sure looks like that book can help me add to the list.

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