Would I be willing to preview the book as part of her blog tour? Of course, I'd love to.
See all the projects in the book... There are four sections - Baby, Hers, His and Home.
What really grabbed my attention was the Wensleydale Tea Cozy. Way too cool. What a great gift!
Of course I had to start one. I'm using Rowan's Kid Classic.
Here is what Jean has to say about the book
Every project is totally different, making the book from the outset an unknown voyage of discovery for me—in fact, a teeny bit scary. If I’d known then what a delight it was to become, I wouldn’t have been worried at all. My only regret is that time constraints prevented me from exploring each path to its natural creative end. However, whenever possible, I’ve included extra colorways and different yarn options to further illustrate the potential of each project.The idea of creating a book of gifts is something that appeals to
my overactive sense of celebration. Births, engagements, weddings, namings, housewarmings, anniversaries—even funerals—can celebrate a life and help us remember all the things we loved about a person. Gatherings and parties remind us of the good things in life and give a sense of perspective to the difficult times. Giving makes you feel good, and this feeling of well-being allows you to relax and regenerate, opening up new possibilities for the future.The book is arranged into four chapters, each relating to the recipients of the gifts. Some are personal favorites I’ve previously knitted for family and friends, but the majority are brand-new designs, chosen because they’re ones I would love to give or receive. In Baby, you’ll find booties, hats, mittens, cocoons, a blanket, and a toddler jacket. I’ve gone to town in Hers, with amulet purses, fingerless gloves, a shrug, leg warmers, a turban, a hat, a beret, zebra mittens, a stole, a shawlette, and a backpack. His offers socks, a hat, a head wrap, a guitar strap, a belt, a scarf, and a smartphone cover. The collection’s rounded off with Home, comprising cushion covers, seat covers, place mats, napkin rings, a doggie jacket, tea cozies, and a celebratory toran or door hanging.No matter how long you’ve been knitting—whether a month or a life- time—there are projects for all skill levels. Many projects are mini work- shops in certain knit techniques—great for expanding your portfolio while working on something useful.I hope Great Little Gifts to Knit will bring you many hours of enjoyable knitting and that your gifts will be loved by all who receive them. My wish is that your creativity and generosity will be rewarded, not in the financial sense, but by the warm glow of satisfaction that comes from making beautiful handmade gifts, heirloom pieces for friends and family to enjoy and cherish.—Jean Moss
And it gets better. Jean is giving away a copy of her book. You can have a hard copy or digital download. Please leave a comment on this post (scroll to the bottom of the post and it says Post a Comment - I have to manually post them so it might not show up right away) and I will pick the winner by random draw. Leave your first name and city (in case we have duplicate names) and I will draw the winner on Monday, September 30 at 8pm EST.
See the complete blog tour.
Mon 2 Sep Wendy Knits Wendy Johnson
Wed 4 Sep WEBS Kathy Elkins
Fri 6 Sep Getting Stitched on the Farm Kristin Nicholas
Mon 9 Sep Stolen Stitches Carol Feller
Tues 10 Sep Knittedbliss Julie Crawford
Wed 11 Sep Black Bunny Fibers Carol Sulcoski
Thur 12 Sep Rhythm of the Needles Joanne Conklin
Fri 13 Sep Tiny Owl Knits Stephanie Dosen
Mon 16 Sep Just Call Me Ruby Susan Crawford
Tues 17 Sep Zeneedle Margene Smith
Wed 18 Sep RedshirtKnitting Erika Barcott
Thur 19 Sep A Friend to Knit With Leslie Friend
Fri 20 Sep Craft Sanity Jennifer Ackerman Haywood
Mon 23 Sep Connieleneknits Connie Lene
Tues 24 Sep Knitsofacto Annie Cholewa
Wed 25 Sep Ulla Bella Anita Tormoen
Thur 26 Sep A Really Good Yarn Julie Schilthuis
Fri 27 Sep Urban Yarns Alexa Ludeman
Sat 28 Sep Linda Marveng Linda Marveng
Mon 30 Sep Yarnings JenTues 1 Oct Tentenknits Margaux Hufnagel
Thanks Jean for bringing us another fabulous book!!