It has come to my attention that DIY’sKnitty Gritty Knits (KGK), is filled with pattern errors.While it is common for knitting publications to have occasional errors, the number in the current printing of KGK is unacceptable. This is especially problematic since I am very aware that people rely on me, DIY and the publisher to deliver helpful and accurate information.
I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to anyone who has been inconvenienced due to these oversights, and to assure you that we’re working to fix all of the book’s problems.There will be a complete errata posted on both the Vickie Howelland the Sterling/Lark Publishing websites, as soon as they are produced by a technical editor.Updates will also be posted on my blog (http://vickiehowell.blogspot.com/).
I would also like to respond to specific questions that I have received regarding my involvement in creating Knitty Gritty Knits.I was simply hired to write the introduction, answer general questions during manuscript development, and provide feedback on laser pages.This truly was my first and last time lending my name to a project I didn’t have a large part in creating.
I appreciate your understanding and support in this matter.
Sincerely, Vickie Howell Vickie Howell, Inc.
NOTE: As of 9/14/07, the Knitty Gritty Knits can be found here. Please pass the info along. Thanks!
I am devastated by the loss of @hillcountryweavers founder, Susanne Middlebrooks.
I wrote a longer tribute to her on my blog and Facebook (links in bio). In short, though, she had been sick for a long time but had been a master at not letting the illness get in the way of her living. So, it was often unimaginable that she wouldn't be with us for longer. Last June during an industry convention in Chicago when Susanne came over to the bar booth I was sitting at and plopped herself next to me to chat, I had no idea that it would be the last time I'd get to see her. I'm so thankful though, that when we parted ways to go back to our respective meetings, it was with a hug. Rest in purls, my friend....
When I came across this Knitting Needle Patent greeting card by @patentpress , I couldn’t resist selecting it as one of the items for the YarnYAY! September box! (Link in @vickiehowell bio or got to YarnYAY.com)
What looks like part circular knitting needle, part Tunisian crochet hook is illustrated as the patent drawing for flexible knitting needles. This greeting card memorializes the creation of tools that we stitchers can now, not do without!...
Nineteen years into this knitting career, it’s crazy-pants that I’ve never had Learn to Knit or Learn to Crochet kits before. So, I finally made it happen. If you know someone, or ARE someone that wants to learn — while also making something wearable— check out our new hats and scarves kits in the YarnYAY! Shop!