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Autumn 2006 Newsletter

Books, Designs & Appearances!

It's been a busy year and a half for me, and in the unique way of knit design and publishing, all things tend to reach critical mass simultaneously.   

With work in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits and in various books, I look as if I'm the busiest woman on the planet - but I'm not.  It appears that I'm in 50 places at once, but in reality I'm just sitting on my sofa - a knit potato. We've been spending our time at home productively, though, by painting, fixing the steps - and making our wonderful house market ready.  (Now all we need is the right person to buy it!)

I do get out every now and then, usually for one of my traveling teaching gigs.  As much for my own sanity as anything else, I've devised a new calendar for my website outlining all my appearances and engagements. Check it out to see if I'll be near you this Fall!

And don't forget my blog!  I write several times a week on the general ups and downs of working as a free-lance designer and writer, full-time mom, wife and pet-owner.  I can be frank and more than a little controversial if the spirit moves me, so be forewarned...

NEW Books! 
Twist & Loop
Dozens of Jewelry Designs to Knit & Crochet with Wire

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Potter Craft (10/31/06)
Language: English
ISBN: 0307340198

Pre-order it now!
I love working with wire - with any unusual fiber, actually - and this book was a pure joy from start to finish!  

Ever since my introduction to knitting with wire in a class by Nancie Wiseman, I've been in love with the medium.  I was given free rein by my editor to create, create, create - and I think this book contains my best wire work to date!  

Along with very simple first-time projects and an extensive tutorial on knitting and crocheting with wire (yes, I've included another love here) there are many more substantial wire jewelry projects for you to sink your teeth into!  

I'm especially thrilled with the timing of the release of Twist & Loop as it allows crafters a few weeks to perfect their wire knitting & crochet and crank out some one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces for the holiday season!  

The book itself would make a nice gift for your favorite crafter!  Package it with a spool of artistic wire and some lovely beads and you may just get a stunning necklace in your OWN stocking!

On Sale 10/31/06
Twist & Loop

Men Who Knit
& The Dogs Who Love Them

Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Lark Books (1/28/07)
Language: English
ISBN: 1579908748

Pre-order it now!
Who doesn't love a dog?  And who among us doesn't love a sweater?  
(Throw in a couple of guys and we have ourselves a par-tay!)

Drew Emborsky (aka, the crochet dude) - my partner in crime for this adventure - handled the male-bonding aspects of this book.  I handled the designs and patterns (and THAT was plenty!) We've come up with a collection of garments and accessories for your favorite two or four legged companion, and some interesting tidbits on male knitters we met along the way.

Sweaters are sized to accommodate a great variety of dog and human body types, with smaller sizes added to the men's patterns to make sizing them down for tweens, teens and women a breeze!

Although this won't be out until after the holidays, a be-ribboned doggie bone with a bookplate and a note promising knitting lessons for your favorite crafty male or dog owner would make a terrific stocking stuffer!  (Ask your local yarn shop to contact me to receive signed bookplates for folks who pre-order this book.)

On Sale 1/30/07
Men Who Knit Cover

NEW Designs! 
I've been less visible in the magazines because of the huge time investment the book work takes, but I'm very happy that again this Fall & Winter I have work appearing in Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits Crochet.
IK Skirt Fall 06     IK Crochet Fall 06  VK Winter 06 Look for my new designs in:

Fall Interweave Knits

Fall IK Crochet

Winter Vogue Knitting

Winter Interweave Knits

NEW Classes & Venues!
(as well as lots of old favorites!)
October Appearances November Appearances December Appearances
Original Sew & Quilt Expo IL
Pheasant Run Resort
St. Charles, IL 60174

10/12/2006 3:00 PM

10/12/2006 4:00 PM

Combination Knitting
10/12/2006 6:00 PM

10/13/2006 12:45 PM

10/13/2006 1:30 PM

Cable Mania
10/13/2006 6:00 PM

Wool And Company Booth
at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

10/12/2006 4:00 PM

10/13/2006 1:30 PM

1914 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
877 893 9939

Combination Knitting
10/15/2006 10:00 AM

Knitting with Wire
10/15/2006 2:00 PM

The Point
37A Bedford St.
New York, NY 10014

Cable Mania
10/21/2006 12:00 PM

Yarn Barn
1666 Litchfield Turnpike
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Cocoon Circular Sweater
10/22/2006 11:00 AM

Book Signing (book plate)
10/22/2006 2:00 PM

Stitches & Scones
120 N. Union St
Westfield, IN 46074

New Directions in Knitting With Color
10/26/2006 9:00 AM

10/26/2006 1:00 PM

Cable Mania
10/27/2006 9:00 AM

Knitting with Wire
10/27/2006 1:00 PM

Trunk Show & Talk
10/28/2006 12:00 PM

Love your Lace!
10/29/2006 11:00 AM

Knitty City
208 West 79th Street
New York, NY 10024

11/2/2006 7:00 PM

NY Guild of Handweavers
The School of Visual Arts 214 East 21st Street
New York, NY 10021

Handknitting Techniques for Weavers
11/4/2006 1:00 PM

Original Sew & Quilt Expo MN
Sheraton Bloomington, 7800 Normandale Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55439

Combination Knitting
11/9/2006 12:30 PM

Cable Mania
11/10/2006 6:00 PM

Clickity Sticks Yarn and Such
2722 East 50th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Tea with Knitters
11/11/2006 2:00 PM

66 Elm Street
Westfield, NJ 07090

Book Signing
11/18/2006 7:00 PM

1914 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
877 893 9939

Combination Knitting
11/19/2006 10:00 AM

Knitting with Wire
11/19/2006 2:00 PM
2042 Utica Square
Tulsa, OK 74114

Cable Mania
12/2/2006 11:00 AM

Knitting with Wire
12/2/2006 2:00 PM

Modular Knitting
12/3/2006 12:00 PM

Knitty Gritty
In LA for Taping
12/5 - 12/7
email to arrange a Booksigning or appearance

Coming in the next Annie Modesitt Dot Com Newsletter
Moving to Minnesota - will she or won't she...?

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