Michelle Edwards’ review of 10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters & Book Giveaway

  • 10 Secrets of the Laidback Knitters gives knitters permission to relax and have fun with their knitting; to see that knitting is as much about process as product; and to know that the stitches they knit can express the inner joy they feel.” Vicki Stiefel and Lisa Souza, 10 Secrets of the Laidback Knitters: A Guide to Holistic Knitting, Yarn and LifeTop Ten reasons why I like The Ten Secrets of the Laidback Knitters:

    1) I love secrets. Secret passages. Secret messages. And the secrets of laidback knitters.

    2) Great photography of animals, yarns, knitters, projects, nature. I especially love the vintage shot of author Vicki Stiefel modeling for a 1950’s pattern book, Fashions in Wool for Little Tots.

    3) All the models represent realistic body types and a variety of ages.

    4) The interesting knitters you met on their pages—like Wise Woman, Anne Hennessey of the Wool Room at Meadowbrook Farm, Antrim, New Hampshire.

    5) The kind and funny ways the authors remind you to check your gauge.“Checking the gauge is a pain. We know. But just pretend it’s fun.”

    6) The generous spirit that guides the book’s rich content, sidebars with historical tidbits, interesting links, stories, anecdotes, and useful advice.

    7) See the Souls of Fibers–An entire chapter on fibers to help you understand  and make good yarn choices.

    8) The Vintage Quilt Socks pattern designed by Judy Summers, author ofKnitted Socks East and West: 30 Designs Inspired by Japanese Stitch Patterns.

    9) Do it with Hooks—a  helpful, handy chapter on crochet which as the authors state is often a “perfect partner to knitting”

    10) Connect the Dots—a chapter on knitting and community. It includes a touching tribute to the authors’ knitting buddy, Cindy.

    If I needed an eleventh reason, it might be The GiveawayThe Laidback Knitter’s have generously sent a copy (I’m not ready to part with mine) for a blog giveaway.

    Contest Info: Click here and send  an email with one reason why you would like a copy of 10 Secrets of the Laidback Knitters: A Guide to Holistic Knitting, Yarn and Life.

    One entry only, please! All entries must be in by 5 pm. CST Thursday, April 28th   2011. The lucky winner will be announced the following on Friday’s Blog.

    Note: I will now be blogging regularly on Fridays. Post should appear by noon CST. I have added a Blog RSS for those of you who would like to follow that way. I am thing about starting a monthly newsletter with stories, pictures, pattern and recipe links. If you’d like to be on my mailing list, send me an email from the contact page.


10 Secrets of the Laidback Knitters: A Guide to Holistic Knitting, Yarn and Life

DateFriday, April 22, 2011 at 2:46PM

10 Secrets of the Laidback Knitters gives knitters permission to relax and have fun with their knitting; to see that knitting is as much about process as product; and to know that the stitches they knit can express the inner joy they feel.” Vicki Stiefel and Lisa Souza, 10 Secrets of the Laidback Knitters: A Guide to Holistic Knitting, Yarn and Life

Top Ten reasons why I like The Ten Secrets of the Laidback Knitters:

1) I love secrets. Secret passages. Secret messages. And the secrets of laidback knitters.

2) Great photography of animals, yarns, knitters, projects, nature. I especially love the vintage shot of author Vicki Stiefel modeling for a 1950’s pattern book, Fashions in Wool for Little Tots.

3) All the models represent realistic body types and a variety of ages.

4) The interesting knitters you met on their pages—like Wise Woman, Anne Hennessey of the Wool Room at Meadowbrook Farm, Antrim, New Hampshire.

5) The kind and funny ways the authors remind you to check your gauge.“Checking the gauge is a pain. We know. But just pretend it’s fun.”

6) The generous spirit that guides the book’s rich content, sidebars with historical tidbits, interesting links, stories, anecdotes, and useful advice.

7) See the Souls of Fibers–An entire chapter on fibers to help you understand  and make good yarn choices.

8) The Vintage Quilt Socks pattern designed by Judy Summers, author ofKnitted Socks East and West: 30 Designs Inspired by Japanese Stitch Patterns.

9) Do it with Hooks—a  helpful, handy chapter on crochet which as the authors state is often a “perfect partner to knitting”

10) Connect the Dots—a chapter on knitting and community. It includes a touching tribute to the authors’ knitting buddy, Cindy.

If I needed an eleventh reason, it might be The GiveawayThe Laidback Knitter’s have generously sent a copy (I’m not ready to part with mine) for a blog giveaway.

Contest Info: Click here and send  an email with one reason why you would like a copy of 10 Secrets of the Laidback Knitters: A Guide to Holistic Knitting, Yarn and Life.

One entry only, please! All entries must be in by 5 pm. CST Thursday, April 28th   2011. The lucky winner will be announced the following on Friday’s Blog.

Note: I will now be blogging regularly on Fridays. Post should appear by noon CST. I have added a Blog RSS for those of you who would like to follow that way. I am thing about starting a monthly newsletter with stories, pictures, pattern and recipe links. If you’d like to be on my mailing list, send me an email from the contact page.

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One response to “Michelle Edwards’ review of 10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters & Book Giveaway

  1. Please let me start by saying congratulations on such a magnificently brilliant book! What an accomplishment. I have been swooning over all the photos on your website all morning.
    I was wondering if it would be possible to review your book on my blog. I would love to be able to pass on to all my readers what it truly a work of love and art.
    Thank you for taking the time to read my email and I hope to hear from you soon.

    Congratulations again
    ~Stephanie~

    hotpinksocksreviews.blogspot.com

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