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Our art director, Elizabeth, lives in Austin, so she got to attend the book signing for Hank and Gracie Save the Day at the Knitting Nest this past weekend. Take it away, Elizabeth ... West Highland Terriers Hank and Gracie are often a highlight of any visit to the Knitting Nest, one of several lovely local yarn stores that we enjoy here in Austin. But this past Saturday, they were definitely the stars of the show. The store's owner, Stacy Klaus, held a book signing this weekend at the shop for her new book, Hank and Gracie Save the Day (Cooperative Press, 2013)....

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Greetings, fiber fans – guest blogger Elizabeth (your trusty book designer) here to wrap you in the giant afghan of holiday excitement that we have pouring forth from Team Cooperative Press. Whether you're looking for some quick gifts to knit or wanting to immerse yourself in some escapist fantasy, we've got you covered. Spin me a tale ... One of the many things I love about knitting is how it immerses me in a fantasy world, and not just because I enjoy reading, listening to, or watching stories while I knit. The act of knitting also creates its own narrative: as...

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Andi Smith was on Fiber Hooligan with Benjamin Levisay yesterday and it was a GREAT show! You can listen to it from the embedded player below, download on iTunes here or check out the show page here! Listen To Knitting Internet Radio Stations with Fiber Hooligan on BlogTalkRadio This past weekend we released the digital version of Cascadia and I think it is fair to say it is a hit! As the patterns have gone up on Ravelry, they've been getting lots and lots of favorites! EIGHT HUNDRED so far on Beacon Hill (congrats, Jane!)! The same day we released...

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First things first: have you voted for Alasdair (author of Extreme Double Knitting) in the My Mountain design contest? Thank you, CPers! It's been a pretty big month so far for CP! Our latest in the Fresh Designs series, Kids, was released last week, as was Hitch, a book inspired by the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Hitch is the second CP book by Stephannie Tallent, whose gorgeous book California Revival Knits continues to impress colorwork, lace and cable fans with its intricate architecture-inspired patterns. Like the Fresh Designs series, Hitch is a multi-contributor book, featuring a host of ultra-talented designers....

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Excellent pre-TNNA news for you. One, our friends at The Knitter magazine (one of our UK favorites) featured our upcoming cruise in their upcoming issue #60. Here's a peek: And secondly, Stitching in the Stacks has started to ship digitally as of yesterday. The print copies should start going out when they arrive from the printer post-TNNA, so get your orders in now! The other two books in our summer preorder trifecta should be going out shortly thereafter (a few wonky file things to fix from the printer proofs that will be fast but couldn't get finished pre-TNNA). If you...

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