Kristin Nicholas (yes, that Kristin Nicholas), is having a Virtual Book Launch Party and Yarn Giveaway to celebrate her new book Kristin Knits. You have until December 10 to enter, and the rules are on her blog. There will be 5 winners chosen, and I just entered, so that means that 4 of you still have a chance to win a prize ... (hey it could happen!).
She also mentions that she would love to be interviewed on a blog or two, and that would be tres cool, but I know that I would probably come up with only lame questions related to knitting and/or her book, and then get nervous and start asking her how she felt about cake and shiny things. So I'll leave it to the likes of Carol, though I have no idea if Carol and Kristin are BFFs like Carol and Veronik Avery are ...
I have, however, seen Kristin's book at Barnes & Noble, and it's really a visual experience - so much color, for one thing! I love color, but I'm not all that sure I have much color sense. I know what I like, but I can never envision color combinations in my head. And the prize for the contest is a kaleidoscope of yarns that are featured in the book, so you really can't go wrong. Unless color offends you. In that case, you'd be better off not even looking at the cover.
However, since I do not actually have to interview Kristin Nicholas, the pressure is off, so here's what I would ask her:
1. How long have you been working on the book? Because I'm always interested in how long writers/designers have had the ideas roaming around in their brains.
2. Do you have any suggestions for those of us who have not done a lot of colorwork, and are intimidated by the idea of more than one or two colors in any given knitted item? What would you suggest as a good starting project - in the book or otherwise?
3. Do you think that people have an innate sense about color, or do you think it's a talent that is acquired through study and/or practice of some kind (i.e., knitting, painting)?
4. Do you get to actually see every animal on your farm every day?
5. Do you like holidays?
6. How do you feel about cake and shiny things?
As you can see, I have missed my calling as a hard-hitting investigative reporter. I could have probably been a one-person Woodward and Bernstein, no??
Speaking of color ...
|Your Brain is Purple|
Of all the brain types, yours is the most idealistic.
You tend to think wild, amazing thoughts. Your dreams and fantasies are intense.
Your thoughts are creative, inventive, and without boundaries.
You tend to spend a lot of time thinking of fictional people and places - or a very different life for yourself.
I must admit that this is mostly true, at least the part about spending a lot of time thinking about fictional people and places - I have a whole 'nother life going on in my head most of the time!