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Thursday, November 19, 2009

epstein-kiss-250This is the time of year when warm thoughts of friends and family come gathering round the knitting table. Along with all the changes in weather, there’s usually changes in what we’re knitting: Gifts.

Just in time for holiday knitting is something new by Nicky Epstein: Knitting A Kiss in Every Stitch — a savvy new book filled with lots of ideas for projects for everyone on your gift list.

Nicky’s lovely and thoughtful touches are evident throughout with a wide range of garments for infants, teens and yes, your man.

Picture 2Baby’s First Hat (pg. 10) is a quick gift for the new dumpling in your neighborhood (they’re everywhere! Hi Gianna! Hi Daniel!) and this cap has what is Nicky’s signature: a clean style with some whimsical touches made with easy embellishments.

Your teen might just be thrilled to the moon and back by her vampire/werewolf caps (on pg. 33). Nicky writes: “For the “Plain Janes,” simply knit the hat and leave off the vampire bite.”

guy-socks-7228For your man, a great pair of socks, (pg. 77) with a not-so-secret message, sure to tickle you every time you see them. I’d like to say thanks for this picture alone, so naughty…

wrap-7227The ladies are not forgotten here. There’s lots of really pretty ideas for us, including a stunning bride’s purse (pg. 44) and great wrap called the Diamond Rib that I’m hoping Santa’s Elves are working on for me right now! I wish I had it right now to snuggle in with my morning tea…

And since we’ve stumbled into MY holiday wish list, I need those Pampering Spa Cloths (pg. 100 ) and the Jet Set Travel Tags (pg. 114), which show Nicky’s great eye for decorative touches that raise the bland to the irresistible. The Spa Cloths would pair up so nicely with a great bar of fancy soap for a guick gift for anyone on your list; the form and function of those tags sure would’ve saved me some time at La Guardia awhile back when I about collapsed from the dizzy watching the luggage go round and round the carousel…

(Closed: If you’d like a copy of this book, just leave a comment and your email below and we will randomly draw a winner on Tuesday, the 24th.)

94 responses to “Thursday, November 19, 2009”

  1. Barbara-Kay says:

    Thank you for the book review, and offering the book as a prize. Yes, please, send it to me. Heh!

  2. Maria says:

    All of Nicky’s books are amazing. I haven’t seen this one yet.

  3. Lisa Jones says:

    Oh, looks like a fab book :-)

  4. Beth R. says:

    I love Nicky’s stuff. This book has a cute title and looks like it is packed with fun patterns.

  5. Dayle says:

    Thanks for the great patterns. I finished the Mondo Cable Cap just in time for our latest snow shoveling expedition last weekend. You do beautiful work.

  6. Sharlene says:

    Looks like a fun book!

  7. Penny says:

    How cool is that? It looks like something I need to add to my “collection”! I need some new ideas for quick giftees for the gals I work with. Definitely need to check it out.

  8. Karin says:

    It sure looks like a lovely book. I would love to have it.

  9. Kathy says:

    Looks like a great book … I would love to win a copy!

  10. Rose says:

    Thank you for connecting so well with all of your fans. Your patterns and blog are fabulous and I also enjoy how you are available to answer questions on the Ravelry forumn.
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  11. Debbie says:

    This book looks great filled with all kinds of Christmas presents to knit. I love to knit gifts for people
    Happy Thanksgiving

  12. Amy says:

    What an awesome book! LOVE the picture of the cover of the dog…TOTALLY caught my eye and made me want to get the book so I could cast on!!

  13. SusanR says:

    I am a huge fan of your patterns and look forward to each one you publish. Look forward to reading your blog also – very funny, topical and informative. Your personality shines through and I admire that you are a hardworking camerawomen (husband and all our friends are in film/video/advertising) and my best friend was a film camerawoman so I know how hard you work. I would love this book – it looks fabulous and would be well used.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. Natalie says:

    Ooh, I’ve been ogling this book. I’d love a copy.

  15. Kristy says:

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. PICAdrienne says:

    Oh, this might help greatly with some of my holiday knitting. BTW, I finished my Mondo Cable Hat, and it was wisked off and gifted right after blocking…I didn’t even get to take a picture of it. Of course, it is black, so my photography skills were likely not up to capturing its charm.

  17. Kitten With A Whiplash says:

    I’m a longtime fian of Nicky Epstein’s pattens! Please enter me.

  18. Ania Bloch says:

    Nicky Epstein is a creative designer and I believe in putting a kiss (or hug) in every stitch also.

  19. Fyrecracker says:

    Love your patterns and the blog!

  20. Gail Korhonen says:

    I was intrigued by the title of this book the first time I saw it. I’m always happiest knitting for someone else. It’s like a little prayer for them. The patterns are everything to be expected by Nicky Epstein.

  21. TrishKnits says:

    This book looks fabulous. I love knitting gifts for family and friends and am always looking for out-of-the-ordinary projects. I’m definitely adding this to my wish-list.

  22. Jenni says:

    Can’t wait to get the book and start my holiday knitting. I’m so late!

  23. Crystal R says:

    A girl can never have enough knitting inspiration!

  24. OH wow!! How kind you are to donate this!! I am a knitter who is learning, because I am medicated it helps to have things explained. I would very much LOVE this book. Bless you for giving us a chance to win it!! I am quite ill and so as I am in bed I would so enjoy it, I have a goal of making baby items for our hospital. I also have a small fiber group I host once a week and they would enjoy it too. BE warm in heart for your generosity and. thanks again!
    grace in VT

  25. diane says:

    Thank you for the giveaway of such a lovely book.

  26. Nancy says:

    What a beautiful book! I always love your blog too!

  27. sarah lewis says:

    wow, what a great giveaway! i just found your site thru ravelry and can’t wait to explore it! thanks!

  28. Su S. says:

    This looks like a great resource! Thanks for the chance!

  29. Sara Denbo says:

    Thanks for the quick tour of Nicky’s book, the luggage tags are going to South Africa with my daughter on her honeymoon! Sara in AL

  30. Tonia says:

    I am excited to have an opportunity to win this book. Thanks Bonne Marie.

  31. Janet says:

    I’ve taken a peek at the book at the shop and I love it! xoxo

  32. would love a chance at that book. please enter my name – and thanks!

  33. Deb Molitz says:

    it’s amazing how the offer of a free book sparks the desire for communication! Thanks for the offer.

  34. Ellen says:

    Happy Monday Bonne Marie!

    Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win one of Nicky’s books.
    I just mentioned the cute title to my husband this morning, not even knowing you were having this contest.

    Take care,

  35. stephanie says:

    Looks like a great book for holiday knitting. Thank you for having the drawing.

  36. Pat says:

    Hi Bonne Marie, I would love to win the copy of the Nicky Epstein book. I really enjoy your stylish and well designed patterns. I think I have most of them but am still missing a couple of elusive ones. Take care.

  37. Renee says:

    A perfect book to get for those hand knit Christmas gifts which need to be made!

  38. Kathy says:

    First Nicky Epstein I ever saw came from my local library and was a book of hats that are amazing.

  39. PinkSkatingGirl says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Plus I like your blog a lot!

  40. Desha says:

    Love the guys socks. Those colors make me think of Chicago Blackhawks colors. Go Hawks!

  41. deidre says:

    Thank you for your generosity. Just found your blog recently because of the Knitmores. Love it and your patterns.

  42. Beverly says:

    I love Nicky Epstein. Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. What a great way to start of the holidays! The book sounds delicious :)
    Just knit my second Mondo Cable hat – LOVE IT! Now for a matching MC Cardi!

  44. Linda says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this great book. Love your patterns – just working on Mondo Cable Cardi in some superb Madtosh worsted.

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