Trips, and blog tours, and heartbreak

This post was meant to go live yesterday, but I just couldn’t make myself hit “Publish”. Yesterday’s terrible, terrible events left me too heartsick, too helpless, and ultimately in no place to share any details about my trip to NYC or the wonderful things supporting the book. My heart and well-wishes are with the victims and their families. Our family was, by chance, traveling back home yesterday, but Patriot’s Day and the marathon are typically yearly fixtures for me, as they are for many Bostonians. We’re reeling.

I’m still not in a great place, frankly–there is going to be a lot of hugging and knitting around here today–but I can’t wait to post any longer, because there is blog tour going on for the book and I hope that some of you can follow along.

I kicked it off yesterday at Rock and Purl by doing a guest post. I was excited to do so, because I admire the clean lines of Ruth’s designs and follow her work eagerly. Today, Julia Trice reviews the book on her blog. Each stop on the blog tour includes a giveaway, so please follow along (and perhaps find a great blog you may have missed before!) and share your thoughts and great sweater plans. Here’s the full list:

Monday, April 15: Rock and Purl
Tuesday, April 16: Mind of Winter
Wednesday, April 17: Mary Jane Mucklestone
Thursday, April 18: Moth Heaven
Friday, April 19: Baby Cocktails
Saturday, April 20: Knitting At Large
Sunday, April 21: ADD Knitter
Monday, April 22: Savory Knitting
Tuesday, April 23: Carole Knits

Hope to see you all around the tour in the coming week and a half. And here’s a bit of a peek at some of my NYC accomplishments, to liven up this sober morning:


May you and yours be well today. Thank you for reading.

7 thoughts on “Trips, and blog tours, and heartbreak

  1. Amy,

    I was thinking of you yesterday as I saw the events unfold. I am so glad that you and yours are okay. Loving the book and the blog tour!

  2. Hi Amy, although we’ve never met, I’m taking your Craftsy class and I thought of you yesterday after I heard the news. It was terrible and I’m glad to hear your family is okay.

    I’ll be following along the blog tour…I noticed that the Mind of Winter blog mentioned your book, and I thought I saw something on another blog I follow as well. It seemed to be randomly popping up everywhere, but now I’ll be on the lookout!

  3. Be well, Amy. I’m sorry that this came into your home.

  4. I’m glad to hear that you and your family are oke!

  5. As a nation we are grieving. I hope all of Boston knows that we care and thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Thanks for your book. Already, I am thinking how to incorporate some of your suggestions into my next project.
    Having spent most of my life in the Boston area, the Patriot’s Day Parades and Boston Marathon are something I have looked forward to and enjoyed each year. I feel personally attacked, and angry that we are so helpless to prevent such acts of violence. So, I have turned to my knitting, especially to a baby sweater. It is calming, and helps to feel the rhythm of the stitches being formed. I am so thankful to be part of our knitting community, one of sharing and support.

  7. Amy, I took your class at Lion Brand Studio on Sunday with my twin for our birthday. We had a great day, just indulging ourselves with a day just for us. Only to be jolted back into reality with the news on Monday. I’m glad to hear that you and your family are OK.

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