Sunday, 19 May 2013

Book Spotting

My facial hair friends, I have a favour to ask. I would love to know if any of you have spotted an actual copy of my book in a real shop. My personal hunting has thus far proven unsuccessful, although my friend Flo found it in Forbidden Planet - and on the top shelf nonetheless. (Does this make it some sort of knitting porn..??)

Anyway, it would be great to hear from you if you've found Knit Your Own Moustache in the real world, and I'd also love to see your pictures of your beardy makes if you've tried out any of the patterns.

Out in press world, here's a picture of a nice little book flag in this month's Knit Today magazine.

Looking forward to hearing from you, gang xx

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Birthday Moustaches

To celebrate my big fat birthday and the big fat book launch, I had some small fat beverages last week and made everyone that came wear a moustache.

Here's a little taste of my knitty world:

We did, as a result, make friends with a curious woman who had the same birthday as me, but otherwise we garnered very little attention... But that's London for you!

Tonight I have just got back from the publishers where I have been signing some copies of the book. This month's copy of Mollie Makes has a deal to buy a special priced signed copy, so check it out if you'd like to see my scrawl!

Friday, 10 May 2013

Birthday Treat

Yesterday was my birthday, hurrah! I am now all sorts of old, but we don't need to talk about that...

Anyway, I had a lovely day. Lots of nice messages, a bundle of goodies and tasty dinner and cake. Thanks all.

And as an added treat, I discovered that the latest issue of Mollie Makes was out. Excitingly it includes five pages of Wife of Brian goodness, comprising a pattern from my book and an interview with yours truly. Mollie Makes is definitely one of my favourite magazines, so I'm over the moon to be featured. It's out for another four weeks, so pick up your copy for some crafty fun.


Thursday, 2 May 2013

Moustache Surprise

I woke up this morning to discover a small unexpected parcel had come in the post.

It turned out to be some treats from my Mum to celebrate 'Book Publication Day'!

Thanks, Mum! xx

Wednesday, 1 May 2013


So tomorrow is the big B-Day. No, not my birthday, although that is only a week away, so this is a lovely early birthday treat! Tomorrow is Book Day - as in, the release of my book. Woohoo!

It's been a few weeks short of two years since I received the first email from Anova Books, so I can't quite believe it will actually be fully published and real tomorrow! I'm thinking of doing a bookshop trawl to see if I can find any copies in a JRR Hartley style!

Last week I briefly made the heady heights of number 29 in the Top 100 Knitting Books on Amazon. Wowzers. And on and off I've been the top new knitting book, too.

Outside of Book Land, I've also been busy working on my shop and knitting lots. Here are a couple of new creations I've made in the last couple of weeks. I hope you like them.

I'll let you know how the bookshop trawl goes!