Congrats to our winner Connie!
Since we’ve been talking about what knitting means and why it’s important in our lives beyond just the having of the thing that we knit, I thought now would be a good time to give away my copy of Rachael Herron’s knitting essay collection A Life in Stitches: Knitting my Way Through Love, Loss, and Laughter.
Herron blogs at Yarn-a-Go-Go and is the author of several romance novels, some of which involve knitting and some not.
She learned to knit at age five and does quite a lot of it, and her book is full of stories about the objects she has knit and the people she has knit them for. She writes of the memories of what was going on while a garment was being knit somehow still being present in the finished thing, the perils and joys of knitting for someone you love, using knitting as an excuse to travel and yarn as a souvenir, her enthusiastic embrace of spinning and her never-ending love of hot water bottles (the book includes a pattern for a cozy).
I read this book a few yeas ago and I wrote in my review that reading it made me want to knit a sweater. I hope it does the same for the one of you who wins it.
To enter for a chance to win my copy of this book, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, Jan. 19. Let me know what you want to knit next, or whatever’s on your mind.
Thanks for visiting and good luck.