Silver Screen Knits Book Party: fibre space, Jan. 12
We are having a book party in Virginia!
Sunday, Jan. 12 2 to 4 p.m.
fibre space, 1219 King Street, Alexandria, Va.
Most of you know about my love affair with fibre space. I taught knitting there when I lived in Alexandria, and I used to blog for them. Before that, I worked for Danielle‘s previous company, Knit-A-Gogo, which took knitting classes to ‘third places‘ like coffee shops, and organized amazing knitting retreats in the DC area.
I’ve mentioned before that Danielle and Karida of Neighborhood Fiber Co. conspired to bring me back to knitting after my mother’s death, encouraging me to become a test knitter, then a designer, then a knitting teacher. So it seems only appropriate to have the US book party for Silver Screen Knits, Vol. One be at fibre space, with both Danielle and Karida there because they have patterns in the book as well.
Danielle and I first met because I was moving to Del Ray and Knit-A-Gogo was listed as a Del Ray business. Through her website, I found Karida’s yarn, and I was so taken with it I wrote to ask whether I could buy some from her. Danielle was teaching a class at a coffee shop in Arlington that night, so I met her in the parking lot and she sold me some Studio Worsted out of the trunk of her car. Man, do I love that yarn.
Also joining us for the celebration are Becky Wolf (test knitter and designer extraordinaire) and series art director Elisa Morsch, as well as Ann Weaver, who contributed patterns to the book, but also sat down with me and gave feedback on all of the patterns from Volumes One and Two, talked me through self-publishing, then served as a model for the book. Ann is one of those people you just want to sit and talk to for hours, because she knows so much about knitting and art, and is so enthusiastic about sharing what she knows.
Little Miss Feisty has agreed to attend as long as it doesn’t interfere with her napping schedule, and she’ll bring Mr. Trask along as well. Please do join us! I’ll be signing books, and I bet we can convince the other designers to do so as well.
If you’d like to reserve a book, give the shop a call at 703-664-0344.