Knitgrrl was reviewed in the new winter issue of Knitty. I quote:
Doesn’t it seem like every new knitting book tells you it will ‘teach you to knit’? Then somehow manages to sum up the everything-about-knitting in one or two pages, leaving a newbie in tears. Well, Knitgrrl actually puts its pages where its mouth is. They use many pages to explain the various knitterly techiniques in the book. Best of all there are step-by-step directions with photographs, not illustrations, easier for a newbie to follow.
Not being part of the target market for this book (near and young teens) I flashed this book around the elementary school where I volunteer to get a real girl sort of review. There was much squealing of the ‘how cool’ variety. The projects appealed to a wide variety of girls from 6 on up. They also appealed to a bunch of teachers who knit.
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Reviews like that make all the hours and hours and hours and hours and, oh, did I mention hours of work on the step-by-step photos all worthwhile. (And not just me, either…my mom and my boyfriend both contributed significant amounts of time to getting the photos just right).
FYI: Knitgrrl 2 has all the great step by steps Knitgrrl had + even more new techniques. It’s available for preorder on both Amazon, or in the Knitgrrl shop (if you want a signed copy).
Thanks again so very much to Knitty. If this were the Oscars, they’d be on the receiving end of my “couldn’t have done it without them” speech.
I sent a package off to Interweave yesterday with the projects for my third book. Judging by the box’s weight (16 pounds), and the projects’ average yarns, I used a spinner’s yards-per-pound calculation to determine there is almost 4 miles of yarn in the box!
It’s a large weight off your shoulders, sending out 4 miles of yarn in one fell swoop! And on top of that, I got the first sales figures for Knitgrrl…it’s selling well, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy 10 copies to use as stocking stuffers this year.
(Shameless, I know!)
So. On to the news…Knitgrrl just received its first magazine review, in knit.1! (Which, by the way, now has its own blog. One of their first posts is something I’d intended to write about, the Cast-Off all-knitted wedding. How cool is that?)
The fall/winter knit.1 “men’s issue” has some very cool patterns (the red/black corset was particularly fun), and their review of Knitgrrl was very sweet (thank you!):
Yay, Heather! They loved your text-messaging mitten pattern! (Hey, who wouldn’t?)
In other review news, congrats to Kristi Porter, whose Knitting for Dogs was reviewed in the latest Vogue Knitting!