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NEW June 15, 2012 - "Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way" wins the Benjamin Franklin Award for best Craft/Hobby/How-to book! Presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Benjamin Franklin Award is one of the nation's most prestigious awards in publishing.

NEW June 2, 2012 - "Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way" is a finalist for ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year!


MAY BE BACKORDERED FOR A FEW DAYS! They sell quickly and we work hard to keep the stock replenished.

Over 18,500 copies in print from March 2011 to February 2012! Thanks for knitting it chunky around the globe, TrickyKnitters!

I stock nearly all of the currently available yarns used in my book, and all of the needles - however, the yarns are not all listed in my Etsy shop, so please don't hesitate to ask for them.

TrickyKnits Custom Handknit Newborn Photography Props just released a book of 20 original knitting patterns on March 12, 2011! "Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way" is the first book of knitting patterns to include designs for newborn photography props, and includes several original TrickyKnits best-selling designs. TrickyKnits is one of the longest-established and successful designers of handknit newborn photography props whose creative and innovative styles have inspired a wave of photographers and knitters alike.

NOTE: You may NOT sell finished projects from this book - any unlicensed use of copyrighted material for commercial use is illegal. All material contained in this book, including the written instructions, photographs, designs, patterns, and projects, are intended for the personal use of the reader. Any other use, especially commercial use of the finished designs or patterns, or derivatives of those designs and patterns, for personal gain is forbidden under law without the express written permission of the copyright holder. The exclusive right to sell the finished designs, as well as the patterns, in whole or in part, resides solely with the author.

November 2, 2011 - Back at press for a second reprint in just 6 months! That makes 18,500 copies in print worldwide. Knit it chunky! ;)

June 2011 - NEW - My designs are currently featured in the Summer 2011 issue of Living Crafts magazine, as well as the summer issue of Spool Magazine.

June 2011 - NEW feature - KnitSimple Magazine (sister publication of Vogue Knitting)

5/31 NEW REVIEW from Yarn Market News: "As the mother of seven young children, it's a wonder author Drake has any time to knit at all, much less run a successful hand-kniting accessories business...her juxtaposition of wee babe and bulky yarns is unexpected - and it works wonderfully!"

5/15/11 First printing of 7,500 sold out - back to press this week!

4/29/11 NEW REVIEW from KnitchMagazine.com: "Cuteness overload! Ruffly hats, with names like Twisted Taffy, Party on Your Head and Chinny Chin Chinstrap, will give any baby a totally unique look that enhances his or her own adorability quotient. Knit with novelty touches and soft, bulky yarns, these hats work up fast and are far from the delicately edged baby hats of the past. "

4/29/11 NEW REVIEW from ForeWord Magazine: "The two biggest obstacles for novice knitters are the need to learn how to read knitting instructions and the length of time it can take to complete even a small project. Tricia Drake has tackled both problems in this joyously colorful book of knitted items for newborns...The greatest innovation Drake makes in designs for babies is using thick, bulky yarns on large knitting needles...Drake's writing style is breezy and familiar, like a best friend demonstrating a knitting stitch..."

3/16/11 REVIEW from Living Crafts Magazine, Spring 2011: “Some of the designs in this book are so unique and so perfect for a new baby that they seem commissioned by Mother Nature herself…”

3/14/11 REVIEW from Publishers Weekly: …“Drake, founder of TrickyKnits, captures a festive mood in this collection of hand knit baby gifts. Beginning knitters will welcome the explicit directions and speedy results; experienced knitters will enjoy experimenting with chunky knits for tiny newborns…The results appear deliciously complex, yet the designs are relatively straightforward.”

REVIEW 3/12 on KnitPurlGirl's blog: http://www.knitpurlgurl.com/2011/03/review-new-books-available-from-sellers.html

From Sellers Publishing..."In a delightfully creative style, Tricia's 20 knitting patterns for toasty hats, delicate wraps, and cozy cocoons celebrate the newborn with an engaging palette and rich handspun textures. Playful and pretty, the projects will appeal to beginners as well as seasoned knitters. Each project includes multiple size and color variations, glossary of abbreviations, yarn variations, and beautiful full-color photographs shot by Brooke Kelly."

The book includes 20 patterns in 3 different categories: Hats, Wraps & Blankets, and Cocoons & Pods. Visit the Ravelry page where we'll be posting all 20 patterns: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/tricia-drake

It includes some of TrickyKnit's long-time best-selling original designs, such as:
Peek-a-Boo Pod - www.etsy.com/listing/61764174/custom-handknit-professional-photography
Eskimo Kiss Hooded Cocoon
Party on Your Head Hat - www.etsy.com/listing/60931158/funky-handknit-hat-newborn-photography
Sweet Dreams Hat* - www.etsy.com/listing/61024653/new-design-sweet-dreams-chunky-hat-in-3
Chinny Chin Chinstrap Hat - www.etsy.com/listing/61000258/chinny-chin-chinstrap-stocking-tail-hat
Chunky Beanie - www.etsy.com/listing/61601985/chunky-handknit-beanie-for-newborns-baby
Dashing Through the Snow Hat - www.etsy.com/listing/64116344/funky-handknit-christmas-baby-girl-hat
Tab Top Cocoon - www.etsy.com/listing/64797085/tab-top-mohair-handknit-cocoon-in
Criss-Cross Hat - www.etsy.com/listing/61569462/criss-cross-beanie-hat-newborn

and many more!

Please indicate your personalized message in the "Notes to Seller" box at checkout.

Knitting Patterns Newborn Photo Props Hats, Blankets, Cocoons Signed Copy Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way BOOK of the YEAR WINNER


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