What's better that authors who knit? Knitting authors who write novels about knitting! Today, I get the thrill of introducing you to one of those. DestiKNITters, meet Lisa Van Allen!
Lisa, what’s on your needles right now?
I’m making a hat for my husband for Christmas (in hopes he will finally stop wearing the old worn-out one I made him years ago that he loves so much). I’m also heading up a “hats for newborns” charity crochet event on my website (trying to reach 50 hats!) so I’m making a few of those. I’m also making an entrelac scarf for myself (so you know this one will be low on the to-do list). And, finally, I’m working on a very simple seed stitch cowl out of chunky yarn (an emergency gift in reserve).
In theory, I’m also writing books.
What feels like your favorite/greatest knitting accomplishment?
What feels like the worst knitting mistake/foible/wrong choice you’ve ever made?
Straight or circular needles?
BTW—in my house, we refer to them as “knittles” instead of “needles.”
Metal or wood needles?
Depends on the yarn.
White chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate?
Coffee or tea?
Have you written a knitting character?
Here’s the short synopsis: Three quirky sisters in the storied village of Tarrytown are said to knit magic spells. Some say they’re angels; some say they’re crooks. When the Stitchery is threatened with demolition, the sisters’ relationships with each other—and their beliefs in magic—are put to the test. Will the threads hold?
What’s the last thing anyone would suspect about your most recent book?
Give a shout out to your favorite local yarn store: