This giveaway is for a copy of Confessions of a Knitting Heretic, which is sort of a memoir with tips, techniques, projects and instructions on her method of knitting that’s known as combination knitting. This book is so useful and flipping through it I’m finding all sorts of great stuff: how to make directional cables with a bias panel, tips for buttonhole placement, and really fun techniques for knitting plaid, to name a few random pages I turned to. I definitely need to read this one again soon.
The other book included in this giveaway is Cheaper Than Therapy: Joy, Healing & Life Lessons in Fiber. This is an essay collection Annie edited (it has a couple of her essays as well) full of stories about how knitting and crochet can help heal hurt and get people through really difficult situations in their lives.
They’re both really fun books and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them.
For your chance to win, leave a comment below before the end of the day next Wednesday (that’s Feb. 6 for those keeping score. Can you believe it’s February tomorrow already!). Let’s see, how about you share something about how knitting has helped you get through a hard time, if you want. I’ll start: I’m sure knitting was very helpful to me when my daughter was born six weeks early and I spent a week in the NICU with her. It was so nice to be able to do something constructive (and to make a hat small enough for her head!) that helped me not dwell on the scariness of the situation so much.