Lookie–the cover for my next book, Knit Aid is finally finished!

Special thanks to illustrator Leela Corman (also responsible for all of the artwork in the book, “You Grow Girl”) for working so hard to make this cover “kick-awesome” and also, for just being delightful in general.

I’m really excited about this book (and not just because there’s not a mullet-looking haired picture of me on the cover of this one ;-))! It’s full of how-to scoop: everything from casting-on to short rows (with a few “practice” projects thrown in between.) It’s compact design, tear-out needle gauge and easy-to-read-and-knit-at-the-same-time spiral binding, make this a perfect fit for any knitter on the go. All this–and oh, so much more–for the bargain price of $7.95! Oh, and the excessive use of “aid” related puns in this tome–that’s right, I said “tome”–are brought to you, free of charge! Look for it in Spring ’08.

In other news, next Tuesday I’ll be in North Carolina for a shoot with Warm Up America and then next Thursday the 20th from 6-9pm, I’ll be at WEBS in Northampton, MA for a little meet-and-greet/yarn tasting action. I’ve been in hiding, working on my columns, projects and books since the last tour but am looking forward to this event. WEBS has been a huge supporter of the Vickie Howell Collection (I think you can buy most, if not all, of my yarns on their website, too!) and I really appreciate it!

Alright, back to week 2.5 of working on the same crocheted coat. Actually, if I get ready now I can leave to get the kids from school and land a prime spot in the pick-up line, which will then give me 20 minutes or so in a parked car to crochet… Gotta go!


8 Responses to “Psst!”

  1. Shannon

    The book cover is super cute. I think it captures your personality really well. I am going to definitely pick this up as soon as it comes out.


  2. Theresa

    I can’t wait for this book to come out! I already have it bookmarked on my wish list. πŸ™‚ I love the cover, and I especially love the price!!! The contents sound fabulous, too. One little thing I am sad about…you are FINALLY coming to New England – but during a weekday. πŸ™ So I won’t be able to meet you. I’ll be there in spirit, however. If you’ve never been to Northampton – it’s such a great artsy town. I do hope you’ll be able to stay there a few days and enjoy all it offers (like very good restaurants)! I have found that Webs is the best retailer of your yarns by far (although they don’t carry Vegas yet – so you shall have to reprimand them!). πŸ™‚

  3. Vickie Howell

    Average Jane– Yes! Those 20 minutes in the car is guaranteed uninterrupted work time. Unfortunately yesterday, I grabbed the wrong hook when I left the house so I couldn’t crochet after all. Blast!

    Theresa–Bummer you can’t make it to WEBS. No, I’m not staying, need to get home to family and work. I did get to see some of New England this year though when I was in Boston for a book signing and Vermont for a Holiday Special shoot. πŸ™‚

  4. Kathy

    We are so psyched to have you at the store this week!

    I do have to laugh though – I do the exact same thing for pick-up. Leave early, get a prime spot, not one in the next town AND get 15-20 minutes of knitting/crocheting time.

    See you Thursday!