Monday, June 11, 2012

Participating in Coronation Knits blog tour, just announced!

I'm so excited to announce this today! I've been keeping it under wraps for awhile now and it's been quite difficult, let me tell you!

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!

Copyright Susan Crawford

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 - 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!


  1. Wow, wow, WOW! I love the Susan Crawford books - lucky you. Shall be checking some of the other blogs and waiting for your post with great anticipation! x

  2. What a sweet idea, will look forward to seeing this :)

    Penny Dreadful Vintage

  3. Wow, that is awesome news!! How exciting!! I can't wait to see what you cook up for this tour :D

  4. That's great news! Congrats! The Coronations Knit looks really cool too. Another book being added to my wishlist.

  5. That's great, how exciting for you!

  6. Oh what a great idea - I love the idea of a blog tour and I will be following as much as I can. I have seen a couple of images and comments about the book - it looks wonderful, although a little out of my league!!

  7. How marvelously fun! I'm bursting with Jubilee spirit and a love for all things British royal family related this year, so I'll be extra excited to see what you create for this awesome sounding Coronation Knits project.

    ♥ Jessica

  8. Really looking forward to seeing this blog tour and some more of your creations! XxxX

  9. Super congrats! And also - you won the Acorn & Will part of my giveaways!! Pop me an email with you address and I shall get these off to you :)

  10. I'm very excited about this and when I saw some photos from the book it seems that it is on my "to-buy"-list. I'm excited about it because my darling hubby is english and he's also royalist so we keep close track on what's going on with English Royals :D

  11. i just went to order it amazon and it's sold out! nooooo! that men's sweater vest is amazing!


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