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KnitsyKnits is writing a knitting book!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 That’s right! With The Mindy Project wrapping up its final season and my last knits for her have been mailed off… I’ll be transitioning into this next project full speed! Writing a knitting book has been a dream of mine for several years. I’ve spent a LOT of time thinking about it during my deadline knitting marathons. And I’ve done a LOT of talking about it “to” my husband (he just listens as I blab on about all of my ideas and then tells me “that sounds great!”). And I’ve done a LOT of ogling yarn deciding what would photograph well and what colors and brands I want to work with. So many decisions made and yet this is only the beginning! I’ve been very busy knitting for clients and meeting some tight deadlines, but it’s time for me to finally get this book ball rolling! I’ll still be working on some super cool and super top-secret projects, but I’m excited to start sharing pictures of what’s to come in my debut book. So what can I tell you for now? The name of the book is Knits That Rock: Volume 1. Why Volume 1? Because this is only the first of many (assuming this first book doesn’t kill me!). KTRv1 will be filled with edgy designs and many will incorporate…
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How Knitting Saved My Sanity

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 In a previous life (okay, when I was 18), I was a music publicist. I’m not sure if I could say I was good at my job, but I worked hard. I developed really good relationships with many journalists and I really loved what I did…everything except for the musicians and bosses. I don’t believe in pestering people until I get my way, which is often what my artists (and my bosses) wanted. I was asked to make false promises to journalists just to get the job done (i.e. – You can have an interview with my A-list artist, but only if you first write a story on my new D-list artist…and then never give them the promised A-list interview. Not cool!). It’s no secret that I love music. It was my first love (and still holds a massive piece of my heart). I think that music really became an important part of my life when I first bought Green Day’s Kerplunk record. I remember that day vividly. I’m not sure how old I was (probably 12 or so) and I was with my family in Pocatello, Idaho visiting friends. I was always given a gift card for Christmas to the Pine Ridge Mall in Pocatello and I couldn’t wait to spend it. My parents drove my  brother and I there and we…
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