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Silver Screen Knits Book Party: fibre space, Jan. 12

28 December 2013
Silver Screen Knits: Volume One


We are having a book party in Virginia!

Silver Screen Knits, Vol. One Book Signing

with Kathleen Lawton-Trask, Danielle Romanetti, Karida Collins, Ann Weaver, and Becky Wolf

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 Kathleen in Georgetown, 2008

Danielle and me in Georgetown in 2008. She was running Knit-A-Gogo and I had just started working for her as a teacher.

Danielle and Kathleen, Knit Happens

Danielle and me at a knit night. Notice that she is being informative and I am just showing off another unfortunate hair choice.

Danielle with Little Miss Feisty in 2012

Danielle with Little Miss Feisty (and an Albers Cowl) last year: a few things have changed since we met seven years ago, but Danielle is still informative and I am still figuring out my hair.

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.

Karida Collins, VKL Chicago 2013.

Karida at VKL Chicago 2013, wearing an Ann Weaver Monomania sweater.

Karida at VKL Chicago 2013.

Karida (and another Albers) with her yarn in the NFC booth. Aren’t the colors gorgeous? We need to get her over to England for an Oxford colorway.

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.

Ann Weaver in Sophia Loren sweater

Ann modeling my Sophia Loren sweater from Knitty Deep Fall 2013.

Ann Weaver at Photo Shoot

Ann during a break in one of the Silver Screen Knits photo shoots.

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.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Jeannie Zeller permalink
    28 December 2013 9:53 am

    Hooray! A book signing in the motherland, a.k.a. USA!
    Barring icky weather, I’ll be there.

    • Kathleen permalink*
      28 December 2013 4:13 pm

      Really? That would be great! Hurrah!

  2. 28 December 2013 5:35 pm

    Wish I could be there! But then, I got to go to the UK book signing! I’m sure the US one will be just as awesome. And in the meantime I really must think about yarn choices for the Lana Turner V-Neck Beaded Top…

  3. Joanna permalink
    1 January 2014 10:08 am

    I’ll be there! I haven’t been to fibre space in a million years, and I would love to see you and meet little miss feisty!

    • Kathleen permalink*
      1 January 2014 12:02 pm

      Oh, hurrah! It will be so fun to catch up with you, Joanna!

  4. Dawn permalink
    1 January 2014 2:57 pm

    Wish I could be there. Best wishes on the book, where can I purchase one in CT?

    • Kathleen permalink*
      1 January 2014 4:39 pm

      Thanks so much, Dawn! No seller in CT yet, but you can get it online!

      • Dawn permalink
        2 January 2014 2:11 pm

        Contact Mary at New England Yarn and Spindle

      • Kathleen permalink*
        4 January 2014 3:24 am

        Ooh! Thank you – done!

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