to celebrate the publication of my new book


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.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Shall I knit you.....

..... A Hat?

This is the title of a lovely children's book written and illustrated by sisters Katie and Sarah Klise. If you are looking for a book about knitting to share with a young child this holiday season, you will love this one. By now, the gift will be late, I'm sure, unless you can find it in a local bookstore.

The story is about a little rabbit and his mother. He convinces his mom to knit all his friends a hat for a Christmas gift - something that is going on like wildfire this December on many knitter's needles. The resulting hats are fanciful and totally unique as are all the rabbit's friends. A nice gift for children or the knitter who still enjoys children's books.


bernie said...

How colorful and interesting those pictures are! I still remember just looking at picture books when I was very small. I can still see some of the pictures in my mind's eye.

Denise said...

What a wonderful book!

Thanks so much for the tip, I try to accumulate interesting books to have on hand to read to my grandchildren - especially ones that include a bit of knitting with a great story (like Jan Brett's books).

Willow said...

Thanks for sharing the book with us. I'm always looking out for delightful children's books. Does Julia also recommend this book?

Baa Bonny Belle said...

I love this book. I purchased it three Christmas' ago...one for myself and one for the school I worked at.

This is also the book I read to several first grade classes last December, just before winter break.

Can you tell I LOVE it?

Good to see others are finding out about it too.

knittingiris said...

We've checked out and enjoyed this one from our local library a couple of times, although not around the holidays. I'd forgotten that this is actually a Christmas story.

coffeechris said...

Thanks for the recommendation, I am knitting my 17 year old a hat and this book will be the perfect child compliment to the gift. Yes the love of great children books and illustrations knows no age bounds -- I love children's books, guess it's because we didn't have the huge selection the abounds today.
Warm Holidays Wishes to you.

Janelle said...

I too love this book. I have a group of children that I buy a gift for each holiday, and I usually get a book. This is the 2007 gift book - I bought many copies! I think the illustrations are beautiful, and I hope it encourages kids to think about getting creative with gift ideas.

Zanne said...

Those are fabulous illustrations! I'm busy knitting a grey scarf for my son and might have to pull an all-nighter to finish it.

Peg-woolinmysoup said...

Thank you for that suggestion. I love Children's books and have a large basket sitting in the living room now with all my children's Christmas books. Just might have to have that one, along with Jan Brett's Christmas Treasury!!

Miss Laura said...

I love this book - it reminds me of my youngest daughter & I making Christmas gifts for family & friends. She would always give me ideas & color suggestions. I read this book to my charity knitting group (I am a librarian!) & also shared it at a knitting guild meeting. It gets sweeter each time I read it!Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I loved your info on this book and want you to buy it for Mom.