10.30.2012

The Never Not Knitting Podcast : Episode 67 : Interview With Neesha Hudson


Episode 67





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Enter to win a signed Deluxe Edtion of Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf by leaving a comment under this blog post by November 15, 2012. Please do not forget to include your contact information!

The winner will be announced on Episode 68.

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142 comments:

Sandy said...

the book and extras look so fun! go alana go!

Mikaela said...

I´d love a signed copy of this gorgeous book!

Lucy said...

My little girls would love this book...the pictures look adorable!

Lydia said...

you've done an excellent job with this project.

Meg Roke said...

This book set looks lovely. I hope to see it in person:) (Mooch on Ravelry)

Mar said...

Not participating hon as I have pre-ordered my own copy but I wanted to let your readers know that OMG i'm so happy. It promise to be a great valuable book for kids plus all the adds on
The lil sweater pattern is so awsome, you just have outdone yourself.
Everything is so beautiful, a perfect present for my youngest daughter for Christmas. Can't wait for it to come in the mail!!!!

Kristen said...

I'm so excited for the book release and know of a couple little girls in my life who will be getting a copy. (twistedtexan on Ravelry)

thewalshfam said...

I am so excited about your beautiful book, Alana! Keep up the good work!
Katie
Rnmama on ravelry

kamadres said...

Oh, I have to enter, too.
I really like the paper doll :-)

Jennifer said...

My girls would love this book. Thank you!

Bonnie said...

I have this book on my wishlist! It looks great.

Carol said...

Your fearlessness to dive into things is quite an inspiration! Podcaster, knitwear designer and now author! You go girl! It makes me want to try something I've always wanted to do as well.

Carol
(gardendeeva on Ravelry)

Rae Lynne said...

This is such a cute book! Congratulations! :)

raelynne01 on Rav

Nina said...

I'd love to share this book with my little girl. What a wonderful idea.
Nina

(knitterlynina on rav)

Laura said...

Congratulations on the new book! My sweet sweet cousin would LOVE this book.

tlobner said...

Congrats to all of you! I would love a copy of the signed book. What I love is your desire for excellence throughout everything you work on...from your knitwear designs to your new childrens book and all the extras!

Tiffany Lobner
tlobner on Ravelry

k2ntrish said...

Cute book, and very clever little goodies to go along with it.
hotknitter on rav

cinnymom said...

I really loved listening to this episode as it was so interesting to hear all the creative and collaborative work that has gone into this wonderful project. Would love to get a signed copy of this book :)

I'm cinnymom on Ravelry

Debbie said...

How sweet! I would love a signed copy. Thanks!

Danielle L. Branch said...

wish you had a crochet version!
danidoesdoilies.blogspot.com

Judi said...

I loved the pictures of you knitting with your daughter and then her modeling the finished scarf. :-) I would love to win this special book.

Zowmom on Ravelry

Cindy said...

Love this idea and I just preordered the book.
Thank you so much

Hishandmaid said...

You daughter did a fantastic job reading! Thanks for the giveaway!

knittingmotheratgmail.com

Jolene said...

Such a cute combo! Would love to win this one...

Gail said...

What a nice set! I'd love to win.

Ginger said...

I've already pre-ordered mine, but I would love to win a signed copy!

Rav: GingerLee25

alice said...

I've been waiting for the publication of this sweet book. Thanks for the chance to win the book.
guppymommy on rav

Tricia Hunt said...

Just came across this on Twitter... SOO cute!! (Spinning Wheel Studio on Etsy... can't wait to see this book!)

lifeonahomestead said...

I'd love to own a copy of this adorable book, but it would be even greater to receive it with not only yours and the illustrators autographs but also your daughter's since she shared in the project. Plus she has a wonderful reading voice.

nanaelliott said...

This book sounds so fun!

Nanaelliott on Ravelry

Alane said...

This is an I credible endeavor. You are over the top on this one. So very creative. I hope it sells well!

stephigordon said...

This book would make a perfect gift for my five year old daughter who is interested in knitting. It looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win! Stephanie (stephi_gordon@yahoo.com)

Truly Myrtle said...

I have a wee five year old who would LOVE this for Christmas! Fingers crossed :)

Kelly said...

I have a almost 3 year old son that I think would enjoy this book. He already knows all about yarn and tries to knit on occasion.

Gloria said...

This is just the sweetest and most original book I've seen for kids. I already pre-ordered and cannot wait to give it to my grandchild. I'd love to win a signed copy to have at my house to read when my little one comes to visit. I also got the sweater pattern and plan to give both the sweater and scarf along with the book for a special Christmas gift! I am so excited!!!! I am GirlKnitster on Rav

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mgsmith said...

This looks so cute

Rilka Bishop said...

The book looks soo cute. You did a great job on it. I don't have kids but want it for myself. Or to teach my niece how to knit one day:)
Rav ID: lovetoshop82

penelope10 said...

Thoroughly enjoyable. Your little daughter reads so well!
Such a cute package, one I would love to give to my little baby grand daughter!

Mrs. Treadway said...

Congratulations, Alana! I loved hearing your daughter read the book. The illustrations are wonderful.

Dawn said...

Congratulations Alana! What an adorable book! It's so awesome seeing all that you've done over the years! :)

moniru said...

My little girl jut leaned the knit stitch. What a great it would be to find this under the x-mas tree! Moniru on Ravelry.

Nancy said...

My granddaughters would love this book and extras..
thanks...
nclement@ct.metrocast.net

cocoavanilla said...

Such an adorable book. I love that you added a collection of paper dolls!

cocoavanilla on Rav.

CelticCastOn said...

My daughter would love this book.... mummy too :)

Elizibeth Paterson said...

OK I want one! hum that would be two years in a row for Xmas i wanted a children's book..:)

Chadah said...

The book & gift package look fantastic ... well done you!! (lbsunflowers on ravelry)

kathie said...

This is WONDERFUL! Really enjoyed listening to your daughter read aloud part of the book. She did and EXCELLENT job! ;-) Would love to win a copy--this will make a perfect Christmas gift with some knitting supplies!! (KathieR on Ravelry)

Rebecca said...

This is wonderful....love everything about it. I have two boys so I wish I had a girl to get this for. Can I get this for myself? I loved paper dolls as a kid!!

Dixie said...

What a great project! I especially love the added paper dolls because I, too, loved them as a child.
Way to go!

Marianne40@raverly

Kristen Palcic said...

Congrats on the book! I love the giveaway idea! I cannot wait to read this book and gift a copy to my niece. I just love the whole concept and am thrilled you are releasing the book and put so much thought into the gift as a whole.

I enjoyed the I interview and your daughter reading the story was so touching! Thanks for everything!

Zippybg on ravelry

morewithles said...

Another awesome NNK creation! :)

Grandmatutu said...

Sweet, sweet book. I preordered for my 5-yr old granddaughter. Can't wait!! RAV: grandmatutu

Sarah said...

Such a nice project! I'm a new reader and a little curious... When did you start knitting?

Anna said...

What a sweet book! My eight year old would love it.

Tracy said...

I am hanging on the edge of my seat for the rest of the story since listening to the excerpt on your podcast! Love it:)
Rav ID mrstn2006

Olga said...

My children are too old for this book but I am pre ordering it anyway in the hopes that I will have a grandchild someday;)
A second, signed copy would be great to have, you know, in case I have more than 1 grandchild!

Laura said...

Great episode! Your daughter reading out loud from the book was absolutely precious! I would love to win a copy of this book to give to my nieces! I'm BlueCanoe on Ravelry.

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

Great podcast episode, your daughter reading was wonderful. I can't wait to get a copy of this book, and would love to win another one to give as a gift this Christmas!

rippingback said...

Loved the episode - your daughter is an excellent reader, and it was great to hear from the (very talented) illustrator! Perhaps in the sequel, Annie will get a new brother or sister that she can knit for!

Erika said...

Beautiful book:-) (elikae on ravelry)

Stephanie Ostrich said...

Already preordered a copy but I would be very happy to gift that to my neice and win a signed copy for my daughter!!! Now that would be the icing on a very special gift:)

Knittygolfgirl on Rav

VegiMama said...

This whole set is so exciting! Perfect gift for my girls. I have a boy a little older than your boy ... Maybe there will be a boy version coming up for them? ;)

Vegimama on Rav

adodds said...

omantonestsNwn
What a treasured memory working on the book will be.
My daughters are grown but I remember teaching them how to knit as my mother taught me and her mother taught her.
skibum on RAV

cindymen said...

What a fun book! Do you have an age range for book? I don't know if I can get my son to read it although he is interested in my knitting and in learning to knit.

cindymen on rav

Keppy Girl Knits said...

Congratulations Alan, you are so talented and a continuous inspiration! I am so delighted with your creativity and can't wait to see what you do next!

Charlene Brown(keppygirl on Ravelry)

Catie said...

The book looks great! would love to see it in person

tapestryknitter said...

Alana,
What a wonderful book! A must read for children and adults. Many thanks for sharing your story and for the lovely drawings by Neesha.
(tapestryknitter on ravelry)

Oneday Designs said...

I have already pre ordered the book but would love a chance to win another one as I have several more Grandchildren who would also love a copy of their own.

Linda "ONEDAY Designs"

Kayla Shumway said...

This book is so cute! What a great unique idea!

knittercrobe on ravelry

Karin said...

What a wonderful book! And, it's so great you got your daughter involved..

Karin

Ana said...

1297What a wonderful gift to hope to win!
Ana
anahuron@gmail.com

One Planet said...

The book sounds adorable. I loved hearing your daughter read out loud from it. She is one special kid.

sandrarumsey said...

I would love to win this for my great niece. Your daughter is a very good reader - you must be proud.

Celiah Ann said...

I'm teaching my niece to knit and this book is just PERFECT! Ravelry ID: TattyTeddy

Emma Burton said...

Such a cute book! All the extras look amazing, too!
Great Job.

EmmaJBurton on Ravelry
emmajoyce34@gmail.com

Emily said...

This is just so cute and perfectly conceived! Want!

chainoffools on ravelry

Sherral said...

Well, I've already pre-ordered my book, but maybe I could win one for a friend!!!
Snickerdoodle5 on ravelry

Sara said...

Hoping to win this great book and gift set :)

Knittynatter said...

I love the sound of this book, I have actually just started to teach my son to knit

rebekah dwyer said...

What a fun project! Rebekah@scruffian.com

camby said...

Your daughter is a great reader! I loved listening to her! I've already pre-ordered and can't wait to see the book!

littlevigilante said...

This book is so awesome! Perfect for every little girl in your life!!
I am littlevigilante on Ravelry.
Thanks for everything Alana!

Judy Soekov said...

This looks soooo cute! I have just pre-ordered the book and would love to win a signed copy as well. I have 4 beautiful grand daughters between the ages of 2 and 9. I've taught the 9 year old to knit, and would love to teach the others using this book for encouragement.

Sarah-Mae said...

This looks like an adorable book! After hearing you talk about it throughout the podcast I was so excited to run over here and check out some of the illustrations!
I love the final character! Such fabulous art work, I can't wait to see what the finished object looks like :)

Congrats Alana!

Sarah-Mae (knerdy on Ravelry)

The Restless Knitter said...

Loved listening to your daughter read. What a fantastic reader she is!
(Restless-Knitter on Rav)

aliasrlene said...

I so enjoyed the interview with the illustrator Neesha Hudson. I can't wait to see the book.
Please find me as rlene on Ravelry

Stephanie A. said...

Oh my gosh! How could you not get teary eyed hearing your daughter reading part of the book?! Too adorable! I loved your interview with Neesha. You sound like you make a great team. I can't wait to get the book. :)

LeAnne said...

This was my very favorite episode ever. Loved the interview, but I especially loved hearing your daughter read the story. Fantastic!

Sarah said...

I'm amazed at what a wonderful little reader your daughter is! Very expressive! I would love a copy of this wonderful book.

sarah989 on Ravelry

Heston Folks said...

Congratulations on your latest book. It is wonderful to follow your work, and my!--you do work hard!

Jenny T. said...

What a beautiful book! My niece, cousin's little girl, and good friend's little girl are all getting this for Christmas! Love your work!

hmsimoneau said...

Congratulations on your book/family project! It looks adorable!
Hayley
hsimoneau on ravelry

Moknita said...

I love knitting themed books for children. Loved hearing your daughter read the excerpt.

Emily said...

Alana, great job with this project! I really enjoyed hearing your daughter read the excerpt and the interview with Neesha was very interesting.

Thanks a bunch!
Emily
iluvalpacas on ravelry
emstopper@gmail.com

Brenda said...

Hi, I've already pre-ordered one book, but I know more than one little girl who would enjoy it !!
I'd love to win.

(Goodstuff on Rav)

Carolyne said...

I am collecting children's books about knitting to share my love of knitting with my grandchildren. Your book is adorable. I would love to have it as well.

Amanda said...

Wonderful book, can't wait to receive it!

Louise said...

What a wonderful book! I loved hearing your daughter reading it, she did a brilliant job :)

andrea said...

This must be fate. My GD was off from school for Election Day yesterday. We were sitting and knitting and she brought up the fact that her "scarf" did not look as nice as mine. I had just told her the story about making a "Swiss Cheese" scarf as I had, just the day before read about this particular book coming out. I would love to win this as a very special Nanny Gift for her. She works so hard at her knitting!

Mello said...

I love your podcast! The book looks like a wonderful read! Thanks for offering a giveaway, I have my fingers crossed :)

Juliaknit said...
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Juliaknit said...

The book looks wonderful!

Juliaknit on Ravelry

thefeministknitter said...

what a wonderful project! Once again, you and your gang have outdone themselves!
mamased on Ravelry

Lady in Red said...

The book looks great & pictures are awesome.

Jarkaplete on Ravelry

jarka26@gmail.com

StarSpry said...

Your book looks so adorable and the Deluxe Edition extras are fantastic! I really enjoyed hearing your daughter read some of the story and learning more about Neesha :)

StarSpry on Ravelry

beanbugmom said...

I've pre-ordered my Deluxe Edition and can't wait to share it with my daughter. I would love to win a signed copy of the book as well!

I am xanthey on ravelry

Karen Clausen said...

Pre-ordered but wouldn't mind winning another! Looks like a fantastic book and set. Excellent job, Alana!

Emily Bell said...
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Emily Bell said...

Great! Loved hearing from your daghter! Go Alana!

Its dustytails123@gmail.com

kathybmt said...

This book sounds wonderful. I can't wait to teach my granddaughter how to know!!!

Robin Ryan said...

Your creativity is amazing! I can't wait to get a copy of this sweet book in my hands!

Kathy said...

Hurray! I'm still in time. I'm pregnant and hoping for a little girl. I think it would be awesome to read this book with my baby, boy or girl. But then, what knitter wouldn't want to read this with a kiddo?!? Thank you! K, bigblueice on Ravelry

Anna said...

The book looks so nice! I hope to win a copy.
I just found your podcast and have benen listening from the beginning for a week ( at the moment I'm listening to episode 40) Love it! You are amazing and have inspired me a million!!
/Anna
annasmaloma@gmail.com

Nina Sidorczuk said...

I would like to be entered in this giveaway! Lovely book :) I love knitting ever since I learned from a book as a child <3
nina_sidorczuk@hotmail.com

Tamara said...

It sounds like an awesome book and the scarf reminds me of a couple of first attempts when I started knitting.

newhouses said...

What a lovely way to learn a (grand)child to knit. I hope you will sell many copies.

Hind DP said...

Thank you for a chance to win this. I think Annie is so cute, my daughter would love her!

mamamustknit on Ravelry

Karen said...

I'd love a signed copy of this beautiful book. Thanks so much!

Noemi said...

this book and all the other things that go with it (the puzzle, the doll and such) are a very good idea! I'd love to win a copy!

Noemi said...

this book and all the other things that go with it (the puzzle, the doll and such) are a very good idea! I'd love to win a copy!

Robin V said...

My favorite part of this podcast was hearing your daughter read - what fun! I'd love a copy of this book - thanks!

RobinV on Ravelry

Laura said...

I collect children s books.. and I am crazy about knitting.. so I'd LOVE LOVE to own this book!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like a great inspiring book!
Pretty please!?

Laura

schwip said...

Perfect for my granddaughter who is trying to learn to knit. It includes my two favorite things, books and knitting.

schwip on ravelry
schwipknits@gmail.com

Tallulah said...

The book is really sweet, and it must be really exciting for you to see your idea and story realized!

Savannagal said...

What a cute book. It would make a lovely gift for a friend who just had a baby. Congratulations. Savannagal on Rav.

Alison Ziegler said...

What a cute idea for your book and I loved that you had your daughter read a portion of it on your show. She's a very good reader, especially for a first grader!

I'd love to win a copy of your book to give to a future granddaughter. At the present my only grand child is a 13 month old boy (who loves books more than any of his toys - his favorite thing to do is go to the library!). I'm sure he'd love this book as well, but if I won it, I just think it could be a special gift for a special girl. Thanks for offering this give away!

melonkelli said...

Ooh, so fun! My daughter would love a copy.

melonkelli At gmail DOT com

Jen105p said...

Can't wait to share this book with my little one!

Jen105p on Ravelry

Jen105p said...

Can't wait to share this book with my Abby.

Jen105p on Ravelry

ohsusanna! said...

What a great episode, and the book sounds soo wonderful. Hope I am the lucky winner!

ohsusanna! said...

This looks like a wonderful book. I loved the podcast. What a nice interview with your illustrator.

RachelUnraveled said...

This looks like an adorable book! I'd love to give it to my nephew :) rachelunraveled on rav

ohsusanna! said...

What a cute book. Great interview with your illustrator.

ohsusanna! said...

This is my 4 th attempt at trying to comment on your great show and interview. Proving I am not a robot is way too hard!

grammiepink said...

Love everything you do, Alana! This was one of my favorite episodes. I'm sure your daughter very much contributed to that and this is such a precious project for your family. I've pre-ordered but would love to win a copy too! Thank you so much for your creative inspiration. Lynda

grammiepink said...

I love everything you do, Alana. This was one of my favorite episodes and your daughter greatly contributed to that. The book is such a beautiful and precious project for your family. I've pre-ordered but would love to win one also. Thank you so much for all your creative inspiration. Lynda

Jody said...

This looks like an adorable book. Congratulations! My 20-year old son just asked me to teach him to knit. Maybe I should read it to him first. :-)

Jody said...

What an adorable book! Congratulations! My 20-year old son just asked me to teach him to knit. Perhaps I should read it to him first. :-)

Lila B said...

I just love the reading by your daughter on the podcast - Great Job!

Flyssie said...

My grandson learnt to knit last year and his little sister wanted to learn then - but too little to get the knack - I am so excited that this book will be the answer to her wishes.
I will knit the scarf too - to go with it and I have a perfectly cute pair of little girl needles to match for her. She will be so excited - I can't wait !
Congratulations on your achievement and wonderful ideas.
Flyssie