First (and not the part under wraps), as those of you vintage knitters out there may already know, Susan Crawford of A Stitch in Time series fame has just published Coronation Knits. It's a fabulous book of 14 knitting patterns inspired by Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee and the young Queen's early fashions around the time of her coronation, the late 40s and early 50s. I don't know about you, but I've certainly been enjoying all of the Jubilee-related coverage coming from Britain!
Coronation Knits is now available, and you can buy it in print or ebook. And I can tell you already, it's a wonderful book!
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Second (and the part I was keeping under my royalty-inspired fancy hat), I'm also thrilled to announce that Susan is doing a blog tour this summer for Coronation Knits, and I was asked to participate! If you've followed my blog for awhile now you know my passion for vintage knitting, and I'm so excited to be a part of the Coronation Knits blog tour! I'm practically bursting at the (knitted) seams.
Here are the blog tour dates and participants, some of whom I'm sure you'll know:
today Just Call Me Ruby - Susan Crawford (kickoff!)
June 12th More Yarn Will Do The Trick - Jean Moss
June 16th JenACKnitwear - Jen Arnall Culliford
June 18th The Icelandic Knitter - Helene Magnusson
June 20th Knitting Institute - Knitting Magazine
June 24th Ingrid Murnane Investigates - Ingrid Murnane
June 28th Domestic Soundscape - Felicity Ford
June 29th Sheep To Shawl - Donna Druchunas
July 7th Fourth Edition - Karie
July 2nd The Making Spot - Simply Knitting
July 6th rock+purl - Ruth Garcia-Alcantud
July 10th By gum, by golly! - Tasha (me!)
July 14th tomofholland - Tom Van Deijnen
July 18th Woolly Wormhead - Woolly
July 22nd Crinoline Robot - Mim
July 25th Sexyknitter.com - Sarah Wilson
I have lots of fun in store for my blog tour post on July 10th. (My knitting needles may or may not be busy until then...) Stay tuned, and make sure to check out all the Coronation Knits blog tour posts for reviews, giveaways, and more!