March 27, 2006

Knitgrrl 2 officially on sale!

And it’s a smidge early…just like last time.

Order it on Amazon.com now!

Knitgrrl 2 has 16 fun patterns as well as lots of related projects and activities for knitters of all ages. There’s an entire chapter on knit-and-beaded jewelry – Sivia Harding designed some amazing bracelets and necklaces — once you know how to make one, you can customize them to your heart’s content. There’s also a no-worries sweater pattern anyone can knit by Kristi Porter, a springy capelet by Amy Singer…and that’s just the beginning!

Knitgrrl 2 has dozens of simple step-by-step photos just like Knitgrrl, with great new techniques for you to learn as well as the basics (just in case you don’t have Knitgrrl or you need a refresher course). Once again, illustrations by the fantastic Kathleen Jacques…and thanks to my mom and boyfriend for all their help with the instructional photos.

Where else are you going to get 16 patterns this cool for $9.95? (Obviously I’m biased, but come on…it’s a great price, isn’t it? I’ve seen single patterns sell for that much!)

Now it’s time to do the happy book release dance…and then knuckle down and work on some last-minute stuff for the two Interweave books. We had some knitted felt refuse to cooperate this weekend, and I edited so many new book photos (over 630) that my eyesight actually blurred! The 630 photos were 2 books’ worth, and not yet winnowed down in the case of the felting photos, never fear…but just renaming them took the better part of an afternoon, let alone color-correcting, etc. I swear I’ll need reading glasses if this keeps up!

The lovely Natasha Fialkov of Luxe Fibre is sending us a last-minute custom fiber blend for another book project that went awry over the weekend (seriously — is Mercury in retrograde? I’m starting to wonder). She also promised to send me 72 hours in a day and a million dollars, both of which would also be welcome right now!

So, faithful Knitgrrl-ers — let me know what you think of #2, and don’t forget to send photos or links to your creations from the book! We’ll have a book-related contest later in the spring for mailing list subscribers only, so sign up in the right sidebar if you haven’t already!

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  • Kris

    I bought this book yeserday. It is wonderful. The photos and diagrams are clear and helpful, including great instructions a new knitter needs. Even though I’m an experienced knitter, I can’t wait to make these knitted projects. The do-it-yourself project ideas are a really nice addition. I really wish I had this book when I first started knitting. Thanks Shannon!

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  • Elisa

    Do you have instructions that show you how to knit?

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  • Elisa

    Where did you buy your book?

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  • Post authorShannon

    Yes, there are how-to instructions, Elisa… and I didn’t have to buy it, I wrote it! (But it is available on Amazon right now)

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