I plopped myself down on one of those huge comfy chairs at Barnes + Noble last night, latte in hand, spilling some on my shirt but not caring because I had all of these killer books in hand that I had not yet cracked open… Excitedly, I began the adventure of flipping through books, looking for what could be the next decor8 book of the week. I wanted something that sparked some creativity in us all, something with bright colors, beauty, charm. I found it, and much more, in a new book called Greetings from Knit Caf?. I’m not a knitter, but this book was close to coverting me with its projects and pages chock full of pretty things. Here’s a book blurb, straight from Amazon.
When former CBS vice president Suzan Mischer decided to open a knitting store on Melrose Avenue, she wanted to create a place where people could gather, slow down, and talk (as well as buy supplies). The result was Knit Cafe, a sleek yet homey crafts store where an increasing number of Hollywood denizens regularly unwind with their needles and yarn. With the publication of Greetings from Knit Caf?, knitters nationwide can join the famed store’s ever-widening circle of devotees.
This colorful, cozy, and chic book offers 30 of Knit Cafe’s most dazzling patterns for “California style” projects ranging from hiking socks to a bikini to a “red carpet” gown. It also features stories about how the celebrated store came to be, the neighborhood it’s in, the daily goings-on, and the improbable m?lange of actors, surfers, doctors, and directors that gather there. Even a few favorite recipes from regular customers are included.
Greetings from Knit Caf? is, quite simply, the best way to share the history, spirit, and patterns of this unique yarn store without having to fight the traffic.
If you’d like to order your copy, click here. It’s our book of the week!
If you’re in the LA area, visit the Knit Cafe located at 8441 Melrose Avenue. Suzan is hosting a book signing at the Knit Cafe on Wednesday evening, June 7th from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Join them for capuccinos and sweets!
(images from amazon)