Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sweater Give-away!

Okay, time for a contest. Take a look at this sweater.

I knitted it for the book and after the photo shoot, everyone involved asked me to make a few changes to the design. So, I softened the saddle shoulder a little, making it more of a raglan/saddle combo, which is pictured now on the front of the book. And we switched from the Mission Falls cotton to Berrocco Pure Merino.

I love them both. And I want to share the cotton one with the world. In fact, I'm going to do a random drawing to choose one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is post a review of KNITS MEN WANT on, b&, or any other online book seller site or knitting site between now and June 15th. Just drop me a note so I know who you are. And if you've already posted one, you've got a chance at the sweater, just let me know who you are. I'll pick the name out of a hat on the 15th.

The black and beige sweater is a size medium and it's really comfortable.

Thanks for spreading the word, and good luck!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Up Coming Meet & Greet

Hey All

Please forgive my lack of postings this month, it's just been nuts. Yes, the book came out and I've been doing lots of TV and radio to promote it. In fact, I'm on my way down to Philly this week to do an NPR show called The Chef's Table. Chefs Table and knitting? Sure, why not.

What else is going on? Well, on Saturday May 22 I'll be at Purl Soho at their new location on Broome Street. The class if from 4 to 6 and you have to call and sign up. We'll be making the reverse cable scarf from KNITS MEN WANT. I'll show you all how to make it in the gauge it's picture in in the book and how to alter the design to fit bulkier yarns. Plus we'll go over a few other tips and tricks for knitting for the guy in your life.

Can't make it to Soho next Saturday? I'm doing the same class again at Colorful Stitches in Lenox, MA on Saturday June, 26. Plus, I'll be bringing goodies to munch on from one of my latest cookbooks. So join in the fun, either day, it will be great to see you!