You guys can probably guess that I am a sucker for children's books with a knitting theme. Maybe you are too? I want to share a new book by Author Michelle Edwards. It is called A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story about Knitting and Love.
This story is so incredibly sweet. It is about a little girl who befriends her neighbor Mrs. Goldman. Mrs. Goldman is a very busy devoted knitter who knits hats for all kinds of people.
She teaches the little girl Sophia to make pom poms.
There is more - but I do not want to tell it all. You will have to look for A Hat for Mrs. Goldman. Illustrations are by G. Brian Karas.
I know Michelle through knitting and her book Knitter's Home Companion. It is a small book of essays which was published by STC in 2011. Very sweet. It is still on my nightstand. You might also know her columns with a big yarn company. Michelle is also an illustrator but did not illustrate this book. I've been following her lovely feed on Instagram.
Michelle frequently draws the little Kitten Girl. I love this character - could be that I have a Kitten Girl myself! She has cards for sale on her new on-line shop. She also sells other cards and some of her books.
(Here's my Kitten Girl with an armful of kittens that are only here for a couple more weeks.)
Michelle has a nice Instagram feed where she shares illustrations and her work. Follow her here. Here are some of the illustrations that I love from her feed......
Contest is over - lucky winner was Anonymous who wrote: My favorite was Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I had a Tasha Tudor edition with beautiful pictures, especially the one of the attic room after the Indian servant from next door climbs over the roof to fix it up for Sara. I still like to read it and I still have the same edition. Also a matching one of Secret Garden. Thanks. Spejo on ravelry