Vogue Knitting Live: A Knitter’s Paradise

Yarn, beads, buttons, needles…and audiobooks! That’s a quick summary of our weekend at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC. We had a great time talking patterns and great listens with the 6,000+ attendees of the show. What an enthusiastic bunch! I think it’s safe to say we’re all inspired to craft more this winter, and we have some great project recommendations to get us going. Read more

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Knit & Listen: Patterns Paired with Audiobooks

The blustery winter weather outside makes staying indoors necessary. So, a good way to keep yourself busy is by starting a new yarn project. We’ve picked three patterns for you to try. Not only did we pick out some adorable projects, but we have also paired them with an audiobook recommendation. Listening while you craft will make winter fly by! Read more

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Have GOOD CLEAN FUN with Nick Offerman

If you’ve read Nick Offerman’s first book, Paddle Your Own Canoe, you know that the man loves woodworking. With his third and newest title, Good Clean Fun, Nick Offerman shares stories from the Offerman Woodshop, personal experiences about his own journey in woodworking, and some life lessons he has picked up along the way—as well as instructions on how to make some of their popular pieces. An audiobook edition bonus? Five original songs created and performed by Nick Offerman and Jeff Tweedy. Read more

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Clara Parkes and Her Passion for Knitting

If you are familiar with the knitting and artisan world, then you know Clara Parkes’s name.  Clara is most recognized as a teacher and author of several bestselling knitting instruction books, as well as the founder and publisher of knittersreview.com (amongst many other things). But did you know she has written memoirs, too? Read more

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Enter to Win a Creativity Prize Pack!

Looking for inspiration to celebrate Etsy Craft Party? Look no further than Elizabeth Gilbert’s BIG MAGIC – all about inspiring creativity.

By partnering with Etsy, Penguin Random House Audio is offering 10 lucky winners the chance to receive a Creativity Prize Pack, because we think crafting and audiobooks make for a perfect pair. Start your celebration by entering below.

The Creativity Prize Pack includes:

  • 1 Copy of BIG MAGIC by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • 1 $25 Etsy Gift Card
  • 1 Tote Bag
  • 1 Set of Earbuds in a Crafty Case

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Truman Capote and The Swans of Fifth Avenue

New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin‘s newest book is The Swans of Fifth Avenue. It is the story of Truman Capote and New York’s 1950s socialites: Slim Keith, C.Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, Pamela Churchill, and Babe Paley. These women are otherwise known as New York’s “Swans”. In 1975, after years of friendship (particularly between Capote and Babe), Capote published a thinly veiled story about the Swans’s deepest, darkest secrets–which left everyone reeling, and Capote ousted from their society. Melanie Benjamin writes meticulously and fantastically of this event, what led up to it, and how Capote and Babe became such fast, deep friends. Read more

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