August 30, 2006

Knit Fix Blog Tour Starts September 4, 2006

Lisa Kartus’s Get Your Knit Fix Blog Tour kicks off the publication of her new book, Knit Fix: Problem Solving for Knitters (Interweave Press, September 2006), with a chat with The Knitting Fiend, a blogger hailing from Lisa’s hometown of Chicago. Starting Monday, September 4, follow Lisa as she offers solutions to some of your favorite knitting bloggers’ knitting problems and gaffes. She’ll sit down for a virtual visit with a different blogger each day leading up to her appearances in New York at Knitty City (Sept. 16) and the New York Knit-Out and Crochet (Sept. 17). Along the way there will be book giveaways, podcast interviews, lively debates, and plenty of opportunities to laugh at your knitting troubles as you pick up a few new skills.

Do you need a Knit Fix? Send your knitting problems to Lisa! Visit Lisa’s new web site,, for her weekly Knit Fix picked from your submissions. Each week she’ll select one knitting problem and a picture of the unhappy result, and post it with a solution on her web site. Send your submission to her email address: Starting in October, she’ll also broadcast and discuss this weekly knit fix on the popular podcast, Cast-On: A Podcast for Knitters, hosted by Brenda Dayne.


For the most up-to-date listings of tour events, visit:

September 4
The Knitting Fiend

September 5
Crazy Aunt Purl

September 6

September 7

September 8 Podcast

September 9
A Knitter in Queens

September 10

September 12
Knit and Tonic

September 13
Craftsanity Podcast

September 14
Elizabeth Lenhard, Author of Chicks with Sticks

September 15
Lolly Knitting Around


If you'd like to sign up for a workshop, please contact the store.

September 9, 1-4 p.m.
String Theory Yarn Co.
477 N. Main
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-6085
Book signing

September 16, 2-4 p.m.
Knitty in the City
208 W. 79th St.
New York, NY 60137
(212) PurlTwo
Bring your most colossal knitting mistakes for a fun and funny special event and mini-workshop. Mini-workshop is at 2 p.m., book signing at 3 p.m.

September 17, Noon to 5 p.m.
New York Knit-Out and Crochet 2006
Union Square Park, New York City
Lisa will be one of the "knit doctors" on call, so bring your questions and samples!
Book signing time TBA

October 7, 2-4 p.m.
Three Bags Full Knitting Studio
1130 Shermer Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 291-9933
Correcting mistakes workshop: 2-3:30 p.m.
Book signing: 4 p.m.

October 14, 12:30-4 p.m.
Nana’s Knitting Shop
5144 W 95th St
Oak Lawn IL 60453
(708) 229-0061
Correcting mistakes workshop: 12:30-2 p.m., 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Book signing: 4 p.m.

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