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.
Pick me, pick me! 🙂
Wow what a great gift book! I love little knit gifts, so this would be a welcome addition to my knitting library!
I know two dogs that the dog bonnet would be just perfect. Like several other things on the cover.
How fun! I’d love to own this book!
Wow! Did you ever manage to get some comments on this post. 🙂 I’d love to be gifted with a copy of the book.
I’d love to win this as well! Books are my favorite thing…next to yarn, of course!
I’m joining the masses — would love to have a copy of Nicki Esptein’s book.
This book looks like a winner for the holiday gift-knitting crowd, so please count me in!!! I stopped buying books a while ago, and this would be a wonderful treat!!! Fingers crossed!
I would love a new knitting book!
I am a new knitter and just getting my book collection started…this looks like a great addition! Please include my name in the drawing. 😉
I would love this book. I’m always looking for gift projects. Thanks for the opportunity.
I would love to have this book!
Please include my name in the drawing for this book. Nicky Epstein has really clever designs.
Well, I just have to take a chance, I’d love to have this book! And what a great title!
It’s my birthday! I would love this book 😀
am i late? i would lovethis book!!
I’m adding my name to the pot!
Thanks Anne! What a fun contest!
I would love to receive a copy of this book! I mostly knit for other people so to have a number of gift ideas in the same place would be great! Thanks for the opportunity!
I would love a copy of this book to share with my guild. Thanks Anne
This looks like a “must have” in my knitting library! Hope I win!
Count me in Anne. Looks like a lovely book.
I don’t think I can resist that dog bonnet! I would love to have a copy of the book.
ooh, don’t know if I’ll make the deadline–it’s 5 pm here in Montreal but not sure what time it is where you are. Anyway, as much as I would love to win, there are so many ahead of me…I’d just like to know when it will be released so I can track it down and use it for Christmas prezzies!
Cheers, Barbie O. in Montreal
I would love to be inspired by this book in my hands. Thanks Anne!
Chica wants you to knit that dog hat for her.
Ooh, yes please Anne!
Ohhhh….I don’t know if I’m too late for the drawing or not. I’m out of town and messed up on the time change. I would love to win this book because I have just the dog to wear the hat!
I hope I’m not too late – wasn’t near the computer all weekend! I would love to win this book 🙂
Pick me…..enable me!
I’d love to win this book!
What a fun looking book! Hope I win!