Birthdays and blog tours!

Happy birthday Ava! Three today.  
Grand-daughter Ava with Django
Ava shares her birthday with several other luminaries past and present: Beatles record producer George Martin, 86; singer Stephen Stills, 67; Mel Gibson, 56, Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones,  66 and JRR Tolkien, 120 today!  Happy, happy days to you all.

This is a double whammy of a day for me.  The Sweet Shawlettes blog tour kicks off with Wendy Knits - the start of a month of reviews, Q&As, podcasts and giveaways... very exciting!  Wendy picked Kitty as her absolute favourite, let me know which one is yours.  
Here's a quote from her review:
This is Sweet Shawlettes by Jean Moss, a collection of 25 patterns for shawlettes, cowls, and other related types of knits. I received a review copy of this book a couple of weeks ago and pronounce it delightful!

It's been great answering the questions about making the book and I hope you'll get in touch sometime if you have any that aren't covered.  I just love how the blog tour has the potential to connect with so many knitters,  a universal forum where authors and readers can chew the cud.

In the past I've done many physical book tours - I enjoyed them immensely and would never wish the blog tour to replace them.  Meeting other knitters is the absolute icing on the cake, but the two are completely different animals and I'm sure there's room for both.

Wendy will be handing over to Shannon Okey at Knitgrrl tomorrow.  It's always a bit of a cliffhanger waiting to see how a book is received,  but fingers crossed, so far so good!
 Tues 3 Jan Wendy Knits  Wendy Johnson  
Wed 4 Jan  Knitgrrl  Shannon Okey
Thurs 5 Jan  Yarnagogo  Rachael Herron
Fri 6 Jan  The Knitter  Rosee Woodland
Sat 7 Jan  Rhythm of the Needles  Joanne Conklin
Sun 8 Jan  Knit Purl Gurl  Karrie Steinmetz
                 Mon 9 Jan   CraftSanity  Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood
Tues 10 Jan  Planet Purl  Beth Moriarty
Wed 11 Jan  Sunset Cat  Stephannie Tallent
Thurs 12 Jan  A Really Good Yarn  Julie Schilthuis
Fri 13 Jan  knit 1 chicago  Lynn Coe
Sat 14 Jan  Go Knit In Your Hat  Carol Sulcoski
Sun 15 Jan  Redshirt Knitting  Erika Barcott
Mon 16 Jan   In The Loop  Cheryl & Ellen
Tues 17 Jan  WEBS  Kathy Elkins
Wed 18 Jan  Zeneedle  Margene Smith
Thurs 19 Jan   Knitspot  Anne Hanson
Fri 20 Jan   Urban Yarns  Alexa Ludeman
Sat 21 Jan  A Friend to knit with  Leslie Friend
Mon 23 Jan  Tentenknits  Margaux Hufnagel
Tues 24 Jan  Fancy Tiger Crafts  Amber Corcoran
Thurs 26 Jan  The Panopticon  Franklin Habit

Tbc  Chic Knits  Bonne Marie Burns


  1. My birthday was yesterday, so very close . . .

  2. Isn't it fun to see who shares your birthday? I share mine with the late Beatle, George Harrison and I always loved that connection. I still silently say happy birthday to him when I wake up on my birthday.

    Happy Birthday to Ava. She's a sweetheart.


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