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October 13, 2009 / schulerbooks

Kate Jacobs news and charity knitting project!

Kate Jacobs, author of the best-selling Friday Night Knitting Club series — and genuinely nice woman — visited our Lansing store on her tours to promote the release of stand-alone novel Comfort Food and for the release of sequel Knit 2.  Well, she’s about to hit the road again, skipping Michigan this time, to promote the November 3 release of Knit the Season (and the paperback release of Knit 2).

Kate sent out the following message via her email newsletter (and check out her website for full tour information):

“Tuesday, November 3 is circled on my calendar!
That’s the day when the FNKC sequel
KNIT TWO comes out in paperback and the threequel KNIT THE SEASON comes out in hardcover. I am immediately going out on book tour, to read a bit from the newest novel, sign copies of all my books, and, I hope, meet many of you.

You know, I had so much fun writing KNIT TWO that I just wanted to spend more time with the members of the club. And what’s more wintery than knitting? So it seemed just right to spend a holiday with Dakota and Anita and Catherine and all the characters. KNIT THE SEASON begins at Thanksgiving about a year after the end of KNIT TWO, and it follows the group through Hanukkah, Christmas, and into the New Year. There are patterns and several holiday recipes at the back of the book!

Take a peek at katejacobs.com – you can see the covers of the new books on the homepage, and also read the first chapter excerpts from both novels on the Books page.

Kate’s also participating in the Lands’ End FeelGood campaign with knitting charity Warming Families. Read more of her message and how to get involved after the jump.


“Want to feel good? Take part in the Lands’ End FeelGood campaign
I’m knitting hats this fall and I’ll tell you why: I’m going to donate them as part of a charity drive. You see, Lands’ End is donating thousands of pounds of their very special (and supremely soft) FeelGood yarn to knitting charity Warming Families so that knitters (beginners and experts alike) can make hats for people in need. And craft guru Vickie Howell of DIY’s Knitty Gritty designed a very simple hat that’s fun and easy to make. (I had the great pleasure of meeting Vickie at a recent Lands’ End book signing & knit-in – and I was tickled to get a copy of her brand-new eco-conscious pattern book AwareKnits.) You can download Vickie’s hat pattern at landsend.com or on the News page at katejacobs.com.

The idea behind this charity knitting project is to come together to support our local communities – and it’s also a great way to use up your stash! Plus I’ll have donation boxes at every book signing. Drop off a hat (or a scarf, it that’s easier – the idea is just to make something warm) and I’ll make sure all the donations get to Warming Families. It’s that simple. (If I’m not visiting your area, just log on to WarmingFamilies for local donation information.) The goal is to the knit 25,000 hats by the end of the year – and we really need your help!”

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