I got a nice surprise in the mail today! A copy of the latest book by my loomie friend Kathy Norris! This is a great little volume of 35 different stitch patterns you can use to make a sampler afghan.. or hey you could use them for any of your projects!! There are great instructions and in the back of the book the best thing ever!! There are blank templates where you can plan out your stitch pattern for your sampler afghan if you want to get adventurous and change it up from Kathy’s chosen look!
Afghans are big projects but when they are broken up into sample sections like in Loom Knit Samplers they can be a great carry along project! Like they say.. you CAN eat a whole elephant.. one bite at a time!
If you are looking to branch out from the bland stockinette and garter stitch projects this book is a great place to start! I give it two loomie tools up!
Tomorrow my hubs heads in for surgery on his elbow.. and we will be there about 5 hours total.. so you can guess what I got ready to take with me.. some knitting.. of course! I’ll be starting another prayer shawl a nice easy pattern to ease the stress!
February? Really.. I have been gone from this blog since February? wow.
That apparently was when I got busy with this…
Coming soon to a craft store near you.. I believe in just a couple weeks..I believe November 15!!
Click on the pic to pre order!!
I haven’t even gotten a copy in my hot little hands yet! Yikes!
I am excited to say that my third book is now available at Annies.com!! You can get it in both paper, and e-reader format!! There is still time to whip up a blanket for Christmas.. if you are fast.. or this is a great gift for the loom knitter in your life!!
A peek inside..
I cannot thank my helpful sample knitters enough!! Dee, Staci, Wendy, Jenny, Nancy, Jen and Susie!! And thanks to my family for putting up with me! And thanks to Keith for encouragement!!
Well.. I got a package yesterday.. a BIG one….
When I opened it up.. or to be fair.. when my excited children opened it up this is what we found!
Book # 3 is out of the box!!
While on Amazon it is still on pre-orderâ€¦ you can get it now at the Annieâ€™s website!
You might even have enough time to knit up one of the smaller blankets for someone for Christmas!
Later during the day.. my youngest son said.. I want to just jump into that box and cuddle up and close the lid! Now there is a nice testimonial!
Meanwhile my middle son, who has been asking nearly daily when these projects would be coming back to us, is quite happy..
Now you know why I wasnâ€™t really blogging much from February through July!!! Very glad to be back at it!! Althoughâ€¦ there is something else in the works that will be slowing me down again! Donâ€™t worry, you will like it in the end!!