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Book Review: A Knitter’s Home Companion

A Knitter’s Home Companion
A Heartwarming Collection of Stories, Patterns, and Recipes
by Michelle Edwards
photographs by Jen Gotch
(STC Craft Melanie Falick Books)
Available March 2011

A Knitter’s Home Companion offers cheerful and inspiring stories on knitting and knitters, and leads you through a path to help you discover your own. The journey includes many scenic routes: Michelle’s sincere style of storytelling, her pretty color illustrations, as well as simple and beautiful patterns and even recipes like Mitten Ladies Slow Cookers Soup.

Evolving through handwork, and specifically knitting, is what this book about. It goes beyond pearls of wisdom and delights and surprises with many extra treasures. Michelle Edwards, the voice of Lion Brand Yarn’s monthly e-newsletter, knows knitting, but more importantly, she knows knitters. The inspiring stories in this book will appeal to readers interested in not only stitches, yarn, and patterns, but also in the lessons that can be learned from their craft. “Let this book keep you company when you need another knitter’s voice beside you,” Edwards writes in her introduction.

Following are some of the pretty visuals and knitting projects in the book:

Book and Knitting Kit Giveaway

Today’s giveaway is sponsored by STC Craft and Lion Brand Yarn. It includes a copy of A Knitter’s Home Companion, as well as 3 knitting kits (all with organic wool yarn) as follows:



Babette Baby Coat Knit Kit

and


Portland Cardigan Knit Kit

and


Classic Cables Scarf Knit Kit

To enter drawing for above giveaways, valued at $150, please leave a comment here by Sunday, February 13, 2011, 8 p.m. EST. Winner will be announced on Monday.

And the winner is…

Anne Caughlan  2011/02/13 at 4:10 pm 

  How Lovely!

Posted by Living Crafts on Feb 12, 2011 07:38 AM | 613 Comments

613 Responses to “Book Review: A Knitter’s Home Companion”

  1. erica says:

    Thank you for another great giveway – just lovely!!!!

  2. Weenie says:

    Wow, the baby coat, cardigan and cabled scarf are exquisite. I would have a recipient for all three! Thank you for putting some fun into surfing the net.

  3. jacquie weills says:

    another great looking give away…thanks so much…hope I win…….

  4. suzanne milligan says:

    yes please!! winter’s coming in australia and i feel like knitting.

  5. Shelly E says:

    How Fun, beautiful projects!

  6. Pat says:

    These are sooooooooo lovely would be wonderful to win any of them to make:)

  7. Janice says:

    I would have loved to enter this contest but didn’t receive the e-mail until April 21st.

  8. Great post! It was a good read and will deffinately be coming around more often.

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