Charlotte Knitting Group

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Friday Night Knitting Club signing at Charlotte Yarn!

From Remi at Charlotte Yarn!

Hi everyone,There's a new book coming out in January that I think you'll enjoy reading. It's called The Friday Night Knitting Club and has been described as "a charming and moving novel about female friendship and the experiences that knit us together-even when we least expect it."

We are lucky to have the book's author Kate Jacobs, come to Charlotte Yarn on Friday, February 9th. I would like to invite you to meet Kate for a reception and book signing from 1pm-3pm. Kate Jacobs will read and answer your questions about her book.

The book has garnered mentions in upcoming issues of Glamour, Redbook, and OK! magazine.

Here's a recent review:
From Booklist"Georgia Walker's entire life is wrapped up in running her knitting store, Walker and Daughter, and caring for her 12-year-old daughter, Dakota. With the help of Anita, a lively widow in her seventies, Georgia starts the Friday Night Knitting Club, which draws loyal customers and a few oddballs. Darwin Chiu, a feminist grad student, believes knitting is downright old-fashioned, but she's drawn to the club as her young marriage threatens to unravel. Lucie, 42, a television producer, is about to become a mother for the first time--without a man in her life. Brash book editor KC finds her career has stalled unexpectedly, while brilliant Peri works at Walker and Daughter by day and designs handbags at night. Georgia gets her own taste of upheaval when Dakota's father reappears, hoping for a second chance. The yarn picks up steam as it draws to a conclusion, and an unexpected tragedy makes it impossible to put down. Jacobs' winning first novel is bound to have appeal among book clubs." Kristine Huntley

Copies of The Friday Night Knitting Club will be available at Charlotte Yarn the week of January 29th. If you purchase a book from the shop, you are automatically entered in a drawing to receive an autographed totebag signed by Kate Jacobs and filled with goodies.
Take a sneak peek at the first chapter at

Please call me at 704-373-7442 or email me at if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you on Feb 9th - and don't forget to tell your friends!

Hope to see everyone there!!


  • I wish I could go - I've heard really good things about the book!

    Sadly, a friend whom my husband hasn't seen in many years will be in town that night, so they'll be off together while I'm on kid duty. And it's my birthday, too!

    By Blogger Tvini, at 8:43 AM  

  • Hi! I am a librarian at the University City Regional Branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

    I wanted to let you know about our upcoming Stitch-In for anyone who would like to come and meet up with other crafters or help people learn how to knit. Here is more information:

    University City Library Stitch-In
    Are you a crafter or have you always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Bring a needlecraft project, or come to learn how to knit and crochet at the University City Library Stitch In! We will supply materials for learning. No registration is required. Questions? Call Natalie at 704-595-9589.
    Location: University City Regional
    Date: Thursday, 12/6/2007 at 6:00 PM
    Age Range: Adults
    Contact: University City Regional Reference, 704-595-9589

    There are several Stitch-Ins at libraries around the county every month. To view all relevant events, go to and select "all libraries" from the first drop-down menu and "arts and crafts" from the second drop down menu.
    Happy Knitting!

    By Blogger Natalie, at 8:37 AM  

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