A little over a month ago I was contact by a lovely lady named Reba, asking if I would be interested in reviewing her book.
As many of you know, I love to share things I find around blogland that strike my fancy. Sometimes it may be yarn, Indie dyers, fellow yarnies projects, and newly released books/patterns. I was very honored to have someone contact me to review their project.
I didn't dally around with a reply, after reading Reba's reason behind her book:
"I recently completed a book called Follow the Yarn, due out next month in paperback. In brief, the book is based on the tips and techniques I learned from my amazing knitting teacher, Ann Sokolowski, who, sadly, passed away nine months into the beginner’s knitting class I took with her. In addition, the book is the story of how meeting Ann helped me find my voice as a person and as a writer."
You all know how completely and utterly in love with the yarn community I am, therefore how could I say no to such a lovely tribute to one of our own?
This book is without a doubt one of the most wonderful reads. Through Reba's words we are introduced to an amazing woman, Ann Sokolowski, and given some excellent tips and tricks for knitting. A few of my favorites were:
- Making mini balls of yarn
- Tips about holding your yarn
- Having more than one project going
- Measuring for sweaters.
Thanks to Reba, not only did Ann teach her class at the Y these purls of wisdom, but now us as well. I was not prepared to love this book as much as I have. Granted I knew I would enjoy it based on the passion with which it's author promoted it. Could be something she learned from Ann?
"Know your own worth. Know what is worth your time and craftmanship- and what is not."
If you have a love of knitting and knitters, this is a must read book. There will be other amazing stops on this book tour:
Weds, Nov. 13: review, http://daydreamknits.wordpress.com/
Tues, Nov 19, 6pm: radio interview, http://www.artistfirst.com
Thurs, Nov. 21: radio interview, http://blogtalkradio/JaiKaur
Fri, Nov. 22: interview by Marie, http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog
Mon, Nov. 25: book give-away, http://www.crossroadreviews.com
Tues, Nov. 26: podcast book reading, http://nevernotknitting.blogspot.com/
Thurs, Dec 5: review by Renee at http://yarnaddictconfessions.blogspot.com
Mon, Dec 9: interview by Marcy Nelson-Garrison athttp://coachingtoysblog.typepad.com/product_mentor_coaching/
Tues, Dec. 10: review at http://www.nekomentsu.blogspot.com/
Plus, month-long book giveaway at http://www.Goodreads.com
Learn more at http://www.rebalinker.com/. All who sign up for Reba's newsletter from now to the end of the tour will be automatically entered in the Tour Contest for a chance to win Great Prizes. Extra chances to win great prizes will be given to our fans at https://www.facebook.com/FollowtheYarn2013 andhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Reba-Linker-Author/215275608492025