I bought the first Mason Dixon Knitting book as the reward for finishing a consulting project. I was enticed by its approach to knitting items for everyday use as well as the After Dark Nightie and Housecoat.
One of my knitting friends sent me their new book, Knitting Outside the Lines, last month when it first appeared. There are a number of projects that I’ve been eying.
Being a late arrival at Mason- Dixon knits and the owner of their new book, I wanted to catch up with them on one of their New York area readings. Since I wasn’t able to make the Manhattan venues, I decided to venture across the river to Brooklyn and was pleasantly surprised. The walk from the depths of the subway to the auditorium at the Brooklyn Museum was trimmed with beauty from the decorations in the subway to the greenery of Prospect Park to the Arch at Grand Army Plaza to the library.
I dressed for the occasion in my After Dark Nightie. Due to the weather, I wore it as a jumper with a long sleeve black shirt underneath it. Both Kay and Ann were impressed and graciously signed both of my books. They had never seen anyone were it in public!
In addition to the usual trunk show of knitted objects from the book, they had a slideshow that documented their journey. Powerpoint even helps knitting authors! Their talk gave insight into their inspiration for the book as well as behind the scenes looks at its creation. It was well worth the trip!