Friday, October 07, 2011

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: The Knitter's Life List

The Knitter's Life List
by Gwen W. Steege
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (October 21, 2011)

"Now we have a book that proves something I often say: the horizons
of knitting are astonishingly infinite." - Cat Bordhi

Attention knitters... that book that will top all of our holiday wish lists is here and it's appropriately titled, The Knitter's Life List.  Whether you leave this beautifully illustrated book out on the coffee table to flip through while you sip your tea or toss it in your knitting bag to peruse on the go, this is one of those books that will get your creative juices flowing and your needles clicking.

The Knitter's Life List is an "everything" book for fiber enthusiasts: To Do - To Know - To Explore - To Make.  Truly a road map to all things fiber, the book comprises 1001 inspirations, 122 techniques & tips, 69 styles & traditions, 64 personalities and 33 yarn fibers.  Novice knitters and masters alike will enjoy it, and everyone will find something new to check off their own list. 

The chapter paint a clear picture of the fibery-good journey The Knitter's Life List will take you on:
  • The Yarn Life List
  • The Know-How Life List
  • The Sweaters Life List
  • The Socks Life List
  • The Scarves & Shawls Life List
  • The Hats Life List
  • The Gloves & Mittens Life List
  • The Bags Life List
  • The Kids-Knit Life List
  • The Home Dec Life List
  • The Fiber Lover's Life List
Each chapter begins with an introduction, followed by a well organized check list to guide you on your journey.  With a quick glimpse, you will see who you will meet, what you will discover, what to do/try, what you will learn, where to go and what to experience in each chapter.  Bonus - there's even extra credit sections!

As the introduction states, The Knitter's Life List is "An Invitation to the Knitting Trip of a Lifetime."  Start your journey now by picking up a copy of The Knitter's Life List (or entering to win a copy below), then take a chance at winning a dream knitting prize package in the Knitter's Life List Sweepstakes!  Storey Publishing is giving away a Grand Prize worth over $4,000 - including a trip to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, a $200 yarn shopping spree, an exclusive knitting retreat weekend and more!  For details and to enter, click here!

About the Author: Gwen W. Steege has been a fiber fanatic for nearly 50 years, and she hasn't tired of spending late nights with her knitting needles and a good ball of yarn, sometimes spun from the fleece of her own sheep.  By day, she is an editor who has worked on dozens of books about knitting and other fiber crafts.  She is also the author of "101 Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies." Gwen lives in Western Massachusetts.

GIVEAWAY! Christmas wishes will come early for one lucky reader this year!  Win a copy of The Knitter's Life List! To enter:

1) Follow Lapdog Creations publicly (see "Followers" on the right hand side bar).
2) Leave a comment here telling me what animal / fiber you are most interested in learning more about.

You must complete both steps to enter and you must be a US resident to win.
You can get extra entries by sending your friends here to enter (be sure to have them mention your name).... blog, Tweet, Facebook and text away!
Winner will be selected by random number generator.
Deadline for entries is Saturday, October 15th at midnight.


Anonymous said...

would like to learn more about lambs and wool

lorraine said...

quiviut..and i think i even spelled it wrong :)

SissySees said...

I want to know more about mohair. I'm loving it right now.

LizzieK8 said...

I am a follower, and I just "Liked" you on fb. I work in an LYS, and really, really, really, need to study up on all different kinds of fibers. Churro is on the top of the list right now!

Nikkiana said...

I don't know if it's just me, but for some reason there's nothing showing up in your "Followers" section in the sidebar.

These days I'm quite curious about bamboo.

Grace said...

definitely alpaca and llama, two of my favorites

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