Photo Recap: Finger Knitting Fun Signing + Kids Craft Event


With my family at the event. Psst…Get instructions to make the necklace I’m wearing, here!

Sometime (read: most times) I get so caught up in deadlines and my online community of friends, “friends”, and followers that I forget about how good for the soul it is to hang out with the live, knit, crochet, and craft community. Since my latest book, Finger Knitting Fun was written by an Austin author, photographed by an Austin photographer, projects were modeled by Austin kids, and the photography was done at local business, TOMS Roasting Co., it seemed like a shame to not celebrate on my home turf, and with the people who also call this wacky, creative, paradoxical city home. So, I threw a little event, and it was lovely. Here’s a photo peak of the afternoon we spent celebrating a project, and encouraging kids to get creative with a ball of yarn!


The Treats


Cookies, ginger cocktails, fruity tea, and mini-book-cover-topped cupcakes fueled our guests’ craft session.



Author + Photographer


Photographer, Cory Ryan and I set up to sign some books!



Make & Take Table


Supplies at the ready for kids to finger knit Snuggly Snakes and Simple Strand Necklaces. Huge thanks to my friends at for donating ColorWul & Sheep(ish) Stripes yarn for the makin’!



The Models

FKF Models collage

Several of the kid models from the book showed up — all about 9 months older, and even cuter!                                   Clockwise: Sara, Tristan & Clover, Sophia, and Manning.



Finger Knitting in Motion


Moms and kids getting in on the crafty action.





Tallulah and Scarlet hold up the Panda Pillow project from the book, and matching color sheet made for the event.



Crafty Kids

FKF Kids collage

I got all gushy inside seeing so many kids getting creative, and loving it!





Nico, beaming with pride at his first, finger knitting attempt. (Or he may just REALLY love the newest color of Sheep(ish) Stripes.)


All in all it was a wonderful event. I can’t thank Kristy Matthews and her TOMS, Austin team enough for donating their space, and helping to celebrate the launch of Finger Knitting Fun. Thanks, also to all of you who joined me, and to those who continue to show support by buying the book. I really appreciate it!