Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Podcast!!! + giveaway!!!

I was deeply flattered when Kelley Petkun of Knit Picks contacted me to say that she was enjoying my book The Knitter's Palette, and would I participate in a podcast with her.

A bit confusingly, in the UK this book is called Knit 400, but the insides are the same, apart from spellings...

 Yes! Of course! Always on for a new thing (well, almost always...).

So a phone time was booked, we chatted at some length, Kelley was lovely, I was excitable...

And now the podcast is up on the Knit Picks website: if you so desire, you can listen to my alarmingly deep, decidedly London accent enthusing about colour and knitting.

Although in speaking to Kelley, I was rather preaching to the converted: this is a lady who takes her knitting with her when going out to dinner, who gets knitting care packages sent to her when she's away, who really LOVES yarn.

It was a real pleasure talking to you, Kelley.

And I have a copy of the book, US or UK edition, to give away. If you'd like it, then follow me and leave me a comment telling me which edition you'd like. I'll pick a name out of something hat-shaped on Friday 13, and post the book anywhere in the world.


  1. I'm first! I'd like the US version please. A friend has it and I'm jealous.

  2. I loved the podcast and found your blog through that. I am very excited about the ideas that you two talked about. Feeling more empowered to shop for my colors now (as if I needed an excuse!). US version please.

    PS: Want to carry a small bag with me everywhere now so that I can just knit to knit.

    1. Toots – what a totally excellent name!

      Martin – Knitting on the go is the way forward...

  3. I just finished listening to the podcast and can't wait to get my hands on your book, it sounds great! Of course winning a free copy would be lovely.

  4. Great podcast thanks. Very inspirational to us knitters who are nervous about combining colours in a project. I can't wait to try some of the techniques and make my knitting more vibrant and interesting. I loved the idea of having a little creative bag of assorted colours to experiment with. I already feel more empowered and can't wait to get a copy of your book. Thanks again.

    1. Nita – Thank you! Hope the empowerment is proving to be fun.


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