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May 22, 2009
The Book Tour Continues!

I've really been enjoying reading what our tour guides have had to say about Knitting in the Sun! Lots of behind the scenes stuff from the designers (and me!) and I'm always interested to hear which patterns reviewers are most attracted to!

We had a party to celebrate the book this last weekend at Knitting in La Jolla. Eileen Adler, Heather Broadhurst, Lisa Limber, and Anne Kuo Lukito, all of whom have designs in the book, were there along with many knitting friends, old and new -- and some even brought snacks! It was really a great afternoon and it was wonderful to be celebrated by such a lovely group. So thanks for coming out! {I'm ruing the day that I declared the signature obsolete. I should have spent more time honing it in middle school, I guess! I think I have perfectly decent penmanship, but I even got busted on loan documents because my signature was inconsistent. Anyway, the sentiments are true, even if you can't read my name!]

Anne has posted a couple of pictures of the event, along with a couple great blog posts about her designs and the book, so check them out! After Anne on the blog tour, comes Amy O'Neill Houck, writing from the wilds of Cordova, Alaska, who'll be thankful this summer for every single moment she has to knit (or crochet) in the sun! There'll be plenty of other tour stops in the coming weeks, so, as they say in Chicago, click early, click often!

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May 15, 2009
blog tour

Just an update on the blog tour for Knitting in the Sun. Here are the stops so far:

Kim Werker, former editor of Interweave Crochet and founder of CrochetMe.com, thinker, mover, shaker.

Shannon Okey, the original knit grrl, author of many fibery books, instigator, and now, editor of Yarn Forward magazine.

Coming soon: Wannietta Prescod, fastest knitter in the West. Some would quibble, but I will insist it's true. Chances are, she's knit many of the things you've drooled over in books and magazines.

And early next week: Marnie MacLean, who designed the gorgeous Aviara featured in Knitting in the Sun and many other beautiful, feminine pieces. Plus her blog often features some very cute dogs.

02:47 PM
May 11, 2009
Knitting in the Sun on shelves and on tour!

Knitting in the Sun officially hits the store shelves today! We're kicking off the release with a virtual tour. Many bloggers as well as some of the designers from the book have agreed to take part. First stop will be over at Kim Werker's blog, where she may be knitting, but apparently NOT in the sun.

For those in San Diego, join us at a real party to celebrate the book this weekend! I'll be signing books and showing off all the beautiful samples from the book at Knitting in La Jolla (909 Prospect Street, 92037) from 4:30 - 6:00 on Saturday, May 16.

09:32 PM
May 4, 2009
blog book tour

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Knitting in the Sun is due on store shelves next week! I'd like to celebrate it's arrival with a virtual book tour. If you'd like to be part of the blog tour with a review of the book, or an interview with me or one of the designers who contributed to the book, please let me know with a comment or email. I'll arrange for you to get a copy of the book for review!

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