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Blog Tour // Comfort & Joy

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Hey everyone! I am so excited to share a little about my friend (and fellow Michigander!) Melynda Bernardi's new book -  Comfort & Joy! If you have ever wanted to knit stockings for your family, you NEED this book!

You can see right away all of the love that was poured into this book. My favorite part being that it all began with Melynda knitting stockings for her family over the years. That, in itself, is such an act of love. Knitting away, stitch by stitch, to create something so special that will be used year after year! Decorating and preparing for the holidays is always so special, and it brings me back to my own childhood. My mother sewed us all stockings, and to this day they are still the most special part of our Christmas decorations!

So, let's get on to the book! Included are 7 different stocking patterns, like the ones you see in the picture above. But - the possibilities are endless! Melynda includes a few extra motifs, the alphabet so you can easily add the names of everyone in your family, and a great pictorial for using duplicate stitch if you aren't up to fair isle! (But you should totally try fair isle, because - fun!!!!) There is even a couple pages of blank graph paper so you can plot out your perfect stocking!

I am so excited to see what beautiful stockings and new family traditions are stitched up thanks to Melynda's book!

The best part?? I get to giveaway a copy to one lucky reader!! Leave a comment below sharing your favorite holiday memory, and I will pick a winner by the weekend to win a digital download of Comfort & Joy!! (Giveaway ends 11/12/16.)

For those of you who can't wait to get your holiday knit on you can get your own hard copy here, or download here or here!

Want to see what some other awesome ladies think? Follow along with the blog tour:

Week of 11/4..............................By Annie Claire

Week of 11/21......................................Knitterella

Week of 11/28...........................Flax and Twine

Week of 12/5...................................Tot Toppers