Phoebe’s Sweater – a giveaway

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Joanna Johnson, author and self-publisher, asking if I would like to swap some books and do a giveaway of her book, Phoebe’s Sweater. Of course I said yes! As soon as the book arrived, Maggie and I snuggled up to read it together.

Maggie and I both loved it! From the amazing and whimsical illustrations by Joanna’s husband Eric, to the sweet story and knitting patterns, I was smitten.  I especially loved when the mailman, a cardinal, delivered a box of yarn for Phoebe’s mother.  Right then, you know this book was written by a knitter!

Maggie liked it enough that she wanted to read it again (immediately) and I’m contracted to knit a Phoebe Mouse (the dress is part of this pattern) and Phoebe Doll Sweater. How cute are they?!?!

The story of Phoebe Mouse (who is expecting a new sibling) is the first part of the book, and the patterns are at the back. There are three patterns total, the two pictured above, and also the Phoebe Sweater for a child (sizes 2, 4 and 6).

Phoebe’s Sweater is a beautiful hardcover book and was self-published by Joanna’s own publishing company, Slate Falls Press. Woohoo for self-publishing! You can buy the book on Amazon or get free domestic shipping and an autographed copy through Etsy.You can also see what Phoebe is up to on her blog, Phoebe on the Road, and enter to win a copy of The Red Collection!

I have one autographed copy of Phoebe’s Sweater to give to one of my readers. If you would like to win a copy of the book, please leave a comment on this post by Saturday, November 20th at 11:59 pm EST. Only one entry per person, please. I’ll announce the winners on Sunday the 21st.

Good luck!

80 thoughts on “Phoebe’s Sweater – a giveaway

  1. Oh! What a great idea of a book. And if I had a little girl, I’d really have to resist knitting that sweater! What a great way to support indie publishers… I am going to scurry over to her blog and try to get a copy of your book too. 😉

  2. This looks so great. It reminds me of my friends son. He has a huge stuffed animal Elmo and he is wearing a sweater that no longer fit him, his grandmother knit him a new one, so now they look lilke little twins, very cute!

  3. My little Katie-bug is just the right age to enjoy all 3…. the book, the jacket, and the mousie. Thanks for the chance!!!

  4. I looked at this book the other day at my LYS. So sweet. Would love to make Phoebe and her sweater for my little girl…

  5. The book is very, very cute. I would like to enter also….the combination of book and knitted product is a perfect gift.

  6. I love the friendliness going on between the authors that have self published wonderful books!

  7. Love love love! I can’t wait to get my hands on this. I have a perfect little recipient for whom to make the sweater! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow! I love children’s books written by knitters. We need more of them! Keeping fingers crossed my name gets picked so I can knit beautiful things for my daughter!

  9. This is SUCH an adorable book! I love the idea of having knitted items straight from the story!

    (MissMelissaZ on Ravelry)

  10. It sounds like a really cute book. I think my nephew’s step-daughter who will be 3 in Jan would like this book. The sweater is beautiful.

  11. I would love to win this darling book! If I don’t, I’ll have to order it for my daughter for Christmas! ( : Thank you! Stephanie

  12. Wow! I’d love to win. I have a daughter who will be born soon and I’d love to read it to her one day and knit her some patterns from it.

  13. me encantó el libro. tengo una hija pequeñisima, de 3 meses y quisiera tejerle la ratoncita..
    i loved the book, i have a little girl, three month old, and i’d like to knit her the little mice.
    saludos desde Chile

  14. Dear Mandy –

    I would love to win the book – it is on my Christmas Wish List.

    I gave your patterns a thumbs up to Susan Anderson (she mentioned your book on her blog). I finished the mittens with the cardinal on the fence and receive rave reviews from my knitting club. I am starting the hat this week.

    Best wishes for your continued success.


  15. The book looks lovely, what a treat to be able to share my love of knitting with the children in my family. Love the Phoebe sweater!

  16. The book looks wonderful and what a lovely thing, to swap books with the other author! Fun :-)

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