Today is all about Coffee with CC

Hi there, how are you doing today? I hope you are doing well and enjoying your weekend. I also hope the weather is better in your part of the world than it is here in Normandy today. We’ve had lots of rain and it’s not very nice outside. But I have family visiting so we just might go outside for a little drive or walk in spite of the weather being what it is.

Lately I have been working mostly on my socks. There is a small break in the Sock Madness contest so I’m using that to finish some of my works in progress. There is an optional round going on now but since it is not a round that counts in the competition I’ve decided to not join in but rather continue to work on the stuff that needs finishing.

But on the the important stuff. Today I want to share with you a review of a recently released knitting book. The book is written and self published by a friend of mine whose name is CC Almon but her designer name on Ravelry is JavaPurl.

So CC published her book just around the Edinburgh Yarn Festival and you may have either seen it there or watched reviews on it in video podcasts lately. I purchased the physical book which comes with a download code to download the digital copy to your Ravelry library. I have been planning on sharing my review of this book with you for a while but life got in the way. But now it’s done! At last.

So I decided to do a video review to better show you the book and the yarns I have put aside to knit the patterns in the book. I filmed a review and that was fun. What is not so fun is uploading the video to Youtube. I think I must be doing something wrong because the uploading took hours! and I don’t mean 2-3 hours, no more like 12-15 hours! Is that normal? If you have any experience with uploading videos to Youtube and have a tip or two to share to shorten the upload time, I’m definitely super interested in hearing about that!

So here is my review for you to watch, please come back here after watching because I have some more info to share on the topic.


I hope you enjoyed this little video I did. Like I said in the video VeganJilly of The Knitting Broomstick podcast is hosting a yearlong KAL in her Ravelry group for the book and I’m participating and I urge you to do the same if you have purchased CC’s book.

CC has very generously offered to donate a digital copy of her new book to one of my readers!  So it’s time for a little giveaway!!!!

To join and have a chance of winning a copy of this book you should: go visit CC’s Ravelry shop and browse here designs. Then you should come back here and leave me a comment with your Raverly name and the name of the design that you most like from CC’s Ravelry shop. It can be a pattern that is not included in the book.

I will draw a winner from the comments using a random number generator this coming Friday April 30th.

So enjoy your weekend and coming week. Best of luck it you join the fun and participate in the Coffee with CC giveaway.

7 thoughts on “Today is all about Coffee with CC

  1. Such a cool book! I don’t usually watch podcasts, but I was interested in seeing what yarns you had chosen for the different patterns. Everything looks lovely! I think my favorite of her patterns is the Coffee Date Shawl. The Peppermint Mocha socks are a close contender, though!

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  2. Pingback: The Maker of the Month is CC Almon of JavaPurl Designs – Part one | Welcome to Knitting in France

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