If you are here on my blog that means that you are a yarn lover. We love knitting and crocheting and working with yarn but it is also fun to find knitting in the other things that we love too. Debbie Macomber has a collection of books that surround a knitting theme and now she is working on a new project that we can all help with. Come learn more about it.
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About Debbie Macomber:
Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide.
Knitting has always played a major role in her life.
Debbie learned to knit the summer she turned 11. Debbie already knew how to crochet but wasn’t familiar with the skill of knitting. After her mother took her to a local yarn shop and purchased yarn and needles for her, the rest is history.
We all know that knitting can be more than just putting the fiber on sticks, and that was the case for Debbie too. After suffering through trying to learn to read as a child, while bing dyslexic, her self-esteem suffered.
Knitting gave her a needed sense of accomplishment. It was something she could do and do well. Not only did knitting give her confidence in being able to accomplish something but it also helped her learn basic math and comprehension skills.
Knitting In Her Books:
Knitting played a major role in Debbie’s career as an author. After being published for a number of years is when she decided to write about friends who met and learned to knit — much as she had — in a yarn store. It was The Shop on Blossom Street that was the turning point in her career.
When Debbie first sat in that knitting shop at age 11, little did she or anyone else know all that knitting would mean to her and the role it would play in her future. Because of the success of that first fiction title that involved knitting, her name became well known within the growing “learn to knit” trend.
World Vision Partner:
Debbie and her husband had long been supporters of World Vision. Once her knitting series took off World Vision contacted her and asked if she’d be willing to be the spokesperson for their Knit for Kids initiative.
Because of her involvement with other knitting charities, she knew that by nature knitters tend to be generous. World Vision teamed up with Premier Yarns and A.C. Moore stores, and soon their warehouse was filled with caps, blankets, and sweaters from talented knitters from all across the United States.
You too can help support World Vision in many ways. Check out their website to see how you can donate money, supplies, or even finished items. This is a great charity to support and to join together as a group of knitters to make a difference one project at a time.
Looking around on Debbie’s website and the World Vision website you will easily find that Debbie believes that when you knit one, you bless two.
Debbie’s Yarn Shop:
Owning a yarn shop might be many of our dreams. Debbie made that dream come true for herself when she opened her yarn shop, A Good Yarn Shop, in Oregon.
Her yarn shop, now closed, was opened after her series about it started. She wanted to have a place for community and to share her love of knitting. After some time it was too hard to keep up the shop and continue to write. Knitting will always be in her heart.
Blossom Street Series:
It all started when Lydia Hoffman opened A Good Yarn Shop on Blossom Street. The shop represents her dream of a new beginning; a life free from cancer and the serendipity that comes from taking chances.
Each book in this series introduces different women, brought together by the age-old craft of knitting, who make unexpected discoveries—about themselves and each other. Discoveries that lead to friendship and acceptance, to laughter and fulfillment of their dreams.
Listen to the Show:
Want to watch live on YouTube? Be sure to tune in at 10am MST on the Marly Bird YouTube channel. If you can’t watch live that is okay, just catch the replay for your chance to win. Towards the end of the live show you will hear how to enter to win some amazing prizes from our guests.
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