Friday, June 18, 2010

July 10: Spinning Forward by Terri Dulong

Join us Saturday, July 10, 2-4 pm for our next book discussion-- and also to celebrate a very special birthday for our most experienced crafter, Shirley!

Here's a synopsis of the book:

Sydney Webster's comfortable New England life comes crashing down when her husband dies suddenly, leaving her penniless and evicted. She had no idea about his huge gambling debts, and is getting no sympathy from her hurt and angry twenty something daughter. With nowhere else to turn, Sydney takes shelter at a college friend's B&B in Cedar key, Florida, where she begins to form a plan. As Syd turns her talent at spinning wool and knitting into a retail venture, other doors begin to open. She steps into the embrace of a community rich with love, laughter, friendship...and secrets. And soon she faces a choice: spin a safety net, or spin forward and never look back.

The author Terri Dulong has a website with lots of resources. Enjoy!

WWKiP is a roaring success!

Thanks to many loyal Knit*Lit readers, we celebrated our largest WWKiP together yet- 47 crafty people came together last Saturday to craft in public. Thanks to everyone who could make it and take part in such a fun celebration together!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Celebrate WWKiP Day and get Laced with Magic on June 12!

Celebrate your crafy side with all kinds of crafty people on World Wide Knit in Public Day on Saturday, June 12, from 10 am- 2pm. Join knitters, spinners, crocheters, sewers, embroiderers, and many other people all sharing their love of crafting in public! Bring a current project and any others you'd like people to see. If you're part of a group that crafts for charity, feel free to bring information about your efforts. Snacks won't be turned away either :) For more about WWKiP Day, visit the official website.

You'll want to stick around for our book discussion the same day at 2 pm on Laced with Magic by Barbara Bretton. It's the sequel to Casting Spells, which was a real crowd pleaser when we read it together last year. Here's a review from Publisher's Weekly:

Half-sorceress Chloe Hobbs and policeman Luke MacKenzie, the only humans in the
sleepy Vermont town of Sugar Maple, face worldly and unearthly challenges in
this sweetly charming sequel to 2008's Casting Spells. When Luke's ex-wife,
Karen, shows up in town claiming that their dead daughter is trying to ask them
for help, Chloe must deal with smalltown gossip and fix her relationship with
Luke while she battles her old Fae enemy, Isadora, over the child's spirit and
the future of Sugar Maple. Bretton seamlessly blends a playful world of
eccentric and meddling supernatural creatures living in the midst of New England
with a warm, natural and romantic story and just a hint of mystery. Scenes in
Chloe's yarn shop and helpful knitting tips hold extra appeal for yarn
aficionados while never distracting from the plot.

June 12 is going to be a big day-- can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Get out of the April Showers with Knit Lit-- Saturday, April 10!

April will be a fun discussion-- we're reading The Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George.

Returning home from the war, young Galen finds work with his mother’s family in the royal gardens. There he learns that the king’s twelve daughters have a secret: every night they dance their shoes to tatters, but no one knows how or why. When prince after prince tries and fails to find the answer, and the family is haunted by accusations of witchcraft, Galen decides to help. Armed with a pair of silver knitting needles and an invisibility cloak given to him by a strange old woman, he follows the princesses and unlocks the secret of their curse. (Summary from author website)

Author Jessica Day George has lots of interesting information about why she wrote this book on her website. Bonus- knitting patterns!

There are some good discussion questions about the book here.

And if you like the book, the author has finished a sequel to it already! No word on a release date, but stay tuned.