Great Little Gifts to Knit blog tour

To celebrate the publication of my new book,  Great Little Gifts to Knit, I'm thrilled to announce the upcoming blog tour.  There'll be reviews, interviews, KALs and giveaways, so be sure not to miss the first opportunity to win your copy on Wendy Johnson's super knitterly blog next Monday.

In the book you'll find more than thirty small projects for seasonal gifts grouped in four chapters:
I’ve had plenty of practice knitting for newborns and know it’s the extremities that are
important in keeping out the cold. I chose this super soft cashmerino to keep your
 little ones warm and cosy.

These frothy concoctions in luxurious Kid Silk Haze would make a beautiful gift for a bride, 
either in blue as in the old rhyme (something old, something new, something borrowed, 
something blue), cream or white. A quick and easy lace rib that knits up in no time, 
leaving you plenty of time to knit an extra pair for yourself.  
A linen guitar strap for the man in your life, which also doubles as a woman's belt, 
although P reminded me that it might also encourage the more flamboyant male
 guitarist to keep his trousers up when out gigging! .
Welcome toran - a Hindu or Buddhist door hanging both to welcome guests to your home and celebrate events like weddings, births and traditional festivals, blessing all who walk beneath it with an abundance of love, prosperity, health and happiness
Take a sneak peak at the project gallery.

In a couple of days the cast comes off my arm, after which I'm hoping to get some semblance of normal life back, after six weeks of enforced idleness and frustration. Not all bad as it's given me plenty of time for reflection, making me appreciate that however much I might complain about my hectic life, I wouldn't actually have it any other way.

Can't imagine what it'll be like to be able to knit, play guitar, chop vegetables, weed the garden and best of all, wash my hair!  I would never have imagined how many things you can't do with only one arm, so I can't wait for Thursday, when I should be starting physio. 

Blog Tour Itinerary
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 SanityJennifer 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 Jen
Tues 1 Oct       Tentenknits  Margaux Hufnagel



    Ease into things Jean, and above all enjoy every minute of the luxury of having both hands ! xx

  2. I've found my way over here via Getting Stitched on the Farm. I've been a fan of your designs for decades, but until now had no idea you had a blog.

    Best wishes to you on getting back to full two-handed power.

    I look forward to having a peek at your newest book.

    Your 2014 French tour sounds absolutely amazing. I am making a note of it for my "dream" file.

  3. Congratulations on the publishing of your latest book Jean! I've been looking at the project gallery and my sister is definitely getting a copy for Christmas and I have the Welcome Toran at the top of my own list of things to create! Good news about the cast coming off, keep on healing and getting stronger. X

  4. Wow, these are all wonderful! I am excited to knit Christmas gifts this year! Thank you! I found the link from tinyowlknits and am now having a good look around your blog. :)

  5. I love love love that banner. I would totally wear it over a skirt

  6. i love knitting and crocheting. presently i have a few items, i have some christmas stocking, a wedding garter, a pocahontas dress, and a wedding afghan. lol. i have multiple projects on my needles. :D
    congrats on the new book, patterns are gorgeous! cant wait to get my hand on one!

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