Looking for Your Next Favorite Book? Here!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Blog Fun, review, Writing |

…You’re on a beach, the sun kissing the sand all around you, an umbrella protecting your skin (freckles + burn = not fun). You lean on your backrest, lift your eyes from the page, look out at the waves and think about what you would do in Nora’s position. No. That’s not right. Lying on a picnic blanket—not unlike Nora’s—in Maritime Park—close enough to hear the clang of the Powell Cable car but not so close as to...

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A Defarge Designer Has a New Book!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Blog Fun, Defarginess, Knitting, Writing |

Becky Herrick and her friend Calley Hastings have a new book coming from Cooperative Press! The book is near and dear to my heart not only because Becky designed for What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit, but also because her book combines patterns and recipes (like WWMDfK?). They focus on local ingredients and American made yarns throughout the seasons because the chapters each focus on a new month with a pattern or two and a recipe or three....

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Book Review: Crochet for Baby

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Blog Fun, crochet, review, Writing |

Ooooooh! Do I have a cute book for you! Do you like to crochet? Do you like to crochet for kids? Do you like a path to follow like, “do this for January, and this for February, and … ” — if so, then I have a book for you! Crochet for Baby All Year: Easy-to-Make Outfits for Every Month by Tammy Hildebrand.* There are some extremely clever crochet patterns in this adorable book—including his-and-her stegosaurus onsies (long legs...

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20 Books You Pretend to Have Read | BOOK RIOT

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Blog Fun, General Ranting, Love, Podcast, Web Fun, Writing | 1 comment

OOH! OOH! OOH! Mister Kotter!! I have a solution! So, book riot released this a week and a half ago (and I just saw it, thank you, Heatherly): 20 Books You Pretend to Have Read. Of course, because of CraftLit I was intrigued. Then, scrolling down past the top twenty-lied-about-books, a reader shared this graphic: So. I humbly present my solutions for the world’s lying-about-reading conundrum: Listen to Audiobooks with Benefits!**...

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Chatted Up

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Blog Fun, Defarginess, General Ranting, Podcast, review, Web Fun, Writing |

Marie Grace Berg—the most enthusiastic business woman I’ve ever had the pleasure of talking with—has released the interview she did with me awhile back for her show Today’s Leading Women. If you want to hear a bit about the business side of CraftLit and the Defarge books, you can have a listen by clicking the button above or going here TodaysLeadingWomen.com/heather-ordover or to iTunes...

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Book Review: Knitted Mitts & Mittens

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Blog Fun, freebies, Knitting, patterns, review, Writing | 2 comments

Sorry for the absence! I’ve been packing boxes. Like this.   I’ve also been doing this: But mostly, today, I wanted to talk to you about this: Amy Gunderson’s book’s cover tells me all I need to know. This book is full of fun patterns. I love fun. I decided to highlight two for you today. The first is Coventry: I admit that I’m a sucker for this color grey, so I’m immediately drawn to it. But beyond...

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