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Great Little Gifts to Knit

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In a perfect world I would be posting an updated Q&A with Jean Moss today to coincide with her blog tour, but I’ve been swamped with non-craft related work and have barely had time to brush my hair let alone type up interview questions. It’s disappointing that I haven’t been able to devote more time to my blog lately, but I’m hoping that directing  you to my previous podcast interview with Jean will alleviate some of our collective disappointment about this and give you a chance to hear her story if you haven’t already.

Clearly Jean has been very busy lately, too. Her new book, “Great Little Gifts to Knit: 30 Quick and Colorful Patterns,”(144 pages, $21.95)  is out and and there are several projects inside that are making me wish once again for the ability to freeze time so I can just sit by the fire and knit a few of Jean’s fun patterns.

The book includes an interesting range of patterns for babies, kids, men, women and the home, making it a great gift for the knitters in your life who like to stitch handmade gifts.

While several projects in the book caught my eye, the Zebra Mittens on p. 69, the Hugs Socks on p. 75, Galway Beanie on p. 82 and the Welcome Toran Door Hanging on p. 113 are at the top of my Jean Moss inspired knitting wish list. Now if I could just find time for that knitting break… :  )

Check out the rest of Jean’s blog tour here: 

Sept 2: Wendy Knits Wendy Johnson
Sept. 4:  WEBS    Kathy Elkins
Sept. 6:  Getting Stitched on the Farm Kristin Nicholas
Sept. 9:  Stolen Stitches Carol Feller
Sept. 10 Knittedbliss Julie Crawford
Sept. 11 Black Bunny Fibers Carol Sulcoski
Sept. 12: Rhythm of the Needles Joanne Conklin
Sept. 13: Tiny Owl Knits Stephanie Dosen
Sept. 16  Just Call Me Ruby Susan Crawford
Sept. 16  Just Call Me Ruby Susan Crawford
Sept. 17: Zeneedle Margene Smith
Sept. 18: RedshirtKnitting Erika Barcott
Sept 19:  A Friend to Knit With Leslie Friend
Sept 20: Craft Sanity Jennifer Ackerman Haywood
Sept. 23:  Connieleneknits Connie Lene
Sept. 24: Knitsofacto Annie Cholewa
Sept. 25: Ulla Bella Anita Tormoen
Sept. 26 : A Really Good Yarn Julie Schilthuis
Sept 27: Urban Yarns  Alexa Ludeman
Sept. 28: Linda Marveng  Linda Marveng
Sept 30: Yarnings Jen

Oct 1: Tentenknits  Margaux Hufnagel

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Comment from Julia
Time: September 20, 2013, 7:40 pm

The patterns look really great!

Comment from KimW
Time: September 21, 2013, 10:41 am

The Hugs socks look so cozy!

Comment from Priscilla
Time: September 21, 2013, 11:32 am

The diverse collection of patterns in this book are amazing. I can hardly wait to start a new project.

Comment from asteride
Time: September 21, 2013, 1:25 pm

Great book!

Comment from Kathy
Time: September 22, 2013, 2:56 am

I want to make the bean bag numbers for my little bub! Thanks for hosting!

Comment from Barbara J.
Time: September 23, 2013, 12:56 pm

Some great projects to knit for holiday giving!! Am glad for this blog tour – I just discovered Craft Sanity!!

Comment from Shannon Yeaton
Time: September 24, 2013, 3:04 pm

The Hugs socks are great, looks like a great book! Thanks.

Comment from Monica
Time: September 24, 2013, 10:58 pm

Would have to make quite a few of these, so many cute things to choose from. My son would definitely get the guitar strap! And I want a shrug and the fiesta is fab. Sweeetpeaches on Ravelry

Comment from Asteride
Time: September 25, 2013, 5:20 pm

Love this Toran! So unusual and fun to knit.
asteride on Ravelry

Comment from Gill
Time: September 30, 2013, 8:51 am

This looks a great book – I love the fiesta fingerless mittens!

Comment from Monika
Time: September 30, 2013, 2:08 pm

I just found your site and love it! Looking forward to checking out CraftSanity. :) This book looks fantastic, too.

Comment from Stan Alderson
Time: October 15, 2013, 8:16 am

These would be superb gifts for Christmas!

Comment from annie
Time: October 21, 2013, 5:19 am

You are really amazing! These boondoggles are so cute.

Comment from Echo
Time: December 3, 2013, 2:25 am

They are so wonderful!

Comment from Alice
Time: January 7, 2014, 6:05 am

So nice!I am really enjoying these colorful things,it brings me good mood.

Comment from Austin
Time: March 27, 2014, 3:22 pm

It’s very easy to find out any topic on web as compared to textbooks,
as I found this post at this website.

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