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Knit Two

Reading is something that I enjoy year round; however, as the weather turns cool I find myself looking forward to the times when I can “hibernate” with a good book & an unending mug of coffee or tea. Just in time for these cooler times, Kate Jacobs is bringing out two books on November 3rd.

The first book was actually released last year and is now coming to paperback. The women of The Friday Night Knitting Club are back with more tales of friendship in Knit Two.

The first time I met Kate, we talked about the characters of FNKC and I asked if she had any plans for future stories about them. Her response was non committal. I told her then that I would enjoy continuing to read more about these women; however, that first book also did leave me satisfied with a complete story. What a treat it was last year to receive my advance copy of Knit Two and return to the world of these women.

This novel picks up 5 years after the end of the first book. As in real life, reading this story was just like “picking up where you left off” with friends that you haven’t been in touch with in a while. Knit Two is filled with new loves, new babies, new adventures – including Italian vacations – and more. As I mentioned to a friend, this was just a charming read of good fiction.

To celebrate the paperback release of Knit Two, Kate’s publisher has provided me with 2 copies of the book to share with you. So, let’s have a contest! Between now and November 3rd, leave a comment on this post. In keeping with the themes of the book, please share a favorite memory from a vacation or from your own “knitting circle” or other close circle of friends.

Also coming out on November 3rd is a holiday tale with the Friday Night Knitting Club women in Knit the Season. Stay tuned next week for a review of this delightful holiday tale and another contest.

Kate is out on tour to promote her books – if she’s coming to your city, I’d highly recommend taking time out from your schedule to go to a reading.


  1. You might have special plans for your birthday and all, but I’ll throw out there that Kate will be in Oak Brook on November 7–let me know if you’re up for seeing her then as my calendar is open that day as well 🙂

  2. A fun knitting AND travel-related memory involves buying the end of a cone of yarn at a small neighborhood market in Florence and then knitting a scarf from it (I believe I actually started the scarf while still on the trip).

  3. Winter is a particularly great time to curl up with a good book.

  4. This is my first visit to your wonderful blog. 🙂

    No need to enter me in this giveaway, as I have the books already. I recently read and reviewed the new book, Knit the Season, and posted an interview with the always gracious author, Kate Jacobs!

  5. Amy…. Missed you last night at the Craft Social… but let’s make a date to get together an have one of our own! And I love your blog by the way… Will you give me some pointers???

    …scatter joy…

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