NOTE TO REGULAR BLOG READERS: Posts from November 26 until December 10th (the date of the drawing) will be showing up below this post. Don't worry, I haven't stopped posting. There's lots new to read below. I just need to keep the Virtual Book Launch and Yarn Giveaway at the top of this page because there are so many new visitors!
How do you launch a book in cyberspace? I’ve been thinking about this for a good long time now. I can’t invite you all over to my house and entertain you with fine wines and fancy desserts. I wish I could – we would all have such a great time, wouldn’t we? I know there are lots of great ideas out there and I wouldn't mind being interviewed on a blog or two. But for now, here's what I have planned.
Since I can’t have the party of my dreams and because everyone in the world is just too busy preparing for the holidays, I’ve come up with a secondary plan with a little help from my friends at Westminster Fibers, the distributors of my Julia Yarn.
We’re having a free yarn giveaway! Five lucky knitters are going to win twenty 50 gram balls of Julia Yarn in assorted colors. With these 20 skeins you should be able to make lots and lots of the multi-colored projects in Kristin Knits!
Here’s what you do.
1. Send me an email at this address: kristinnicholasATgmailDOTcom (replace the AT and the DOT with the appropriate symbols).
2. In the subject line – write yarn giveaway or something similar.
3. Make sure you spell my name my way - kristin NOT KRISTEN. Evidently there is another woman with the same name and email address as me, but her name is spelled differently. Poor woman - she's been getting lots of requests for a yarn giveaway!!!! I bet she's struggled with her name being spelled incorrectly for years just like me!
4. Tell lots of your real and virtual knitting friends about Kristin Knits and the free yarn giveaway.
Julia and I will be drawing the five lucky winners on December 10th so enter soon. Please only one entry per person. This entry will be staying at the top of my blog page until the drawing occurs.
Spread the word!
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.