More Big Girl Knits…the answer to my clothes shopping dilemma.

“Dear Clothing Designers, please get a clue”  Had nothing to do with the release of “More Big Girl Knits” .  But, it could have.  I now have copies of both BGK and MBGK.  The books are worth the price just for the shaping and pattern choice info alone! MBGK cover

Amy and Jillian offer candid information on how to make the most of your “B’s” (Belly, B ** Bs and B ** t) The designs are varied and flattering.  The sizing is good, and information on “doing the math” for an even better fit are easy to understand.  (Even for a math flunkee- such as me;) Many of the issues I complained about in the prior post- are specifically answered in the combination “library” of both books. 

There are hoodies that flatter without making you look like a football player.  Tanks that skim without showing every lump n bump (lovely lady or otherwise;) There are accessories that are proportional and stylish.  All in all- a great new book as well as a terrific set when you have both. 

I am in the “Netherworld” between plus sizes and misses… this book will help me fit my body but not look like a hag.  SCORE.  One of the biggest pluses to knitting- is the ability to produce truly custom fit designs. Custom fit clothes would otherwise be outside my budget;)

Now- If I could only knit faster….. And decide what to make first!

This weekend is busy, busy- I am helping host the MOPS International Leadership Summit for our area- so lots of little talks to finish up details to attend to and such.  Looking forward to a great and challenging day… I hope you attend if there is a Summit in your area- walk-up registrations are welcome! Yes- a Satellite Summit for Mothers.  AWESOME;)

Sunday- I’m planning on attending the More Big Girl Knits Book Launch at Threadbear in Lansing.  Jillian and Amy will be there- complete with cupcakes and the samples from the book;)  Can’t wait to try on and see what will work best for me! 


 In honor of the new book release- I’ll be giving away a copy here on the blog!  In order to enter- you’ll just need to either leave a comment on the blog or PM me on Ravelry (TraceyinMichigan) !  Good luck- contest will be open until April 17th at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard time:)

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39 thoughts on “More Big Girl Knits…the answer to my clothes shopping dilemma.

  1. You live near Threadbear? I am so jealous. I order stuff online or on the phone from them and they are wonderful. I wish I could be there with you for the book launch. Lucky you. 🙂

  2. I’ve been looking at this book on Amazon and am so happy that there is a book for us bigger girls that doesn’t have patterns for shapeless tents!

    I’d love a chance to win this book. You’re very generous. Thank you!

  3. Oh I need this book. I have the other one and I am going on Sea Socks with Amy Singer!! 🙂

  4. You seriously owe me a monitor for the “lovely lady” comment. That struck me as incredibly funny for some reason.

    Will you be at the Harlot event in Ann Arbor tomorrow? (Friday.)

  5. Tracey, I didn’t know that you had a blog! We’ll have to link to it from our BSKG site and bookmark it to read myself. I love the “locker room” tag! Cheryl

  6. I would so love to win this book! And I’m so happy to have found out you have a blog . . . . Thanks! Teresa

  7. Yee! I’m loving that this book is so great that people have been anxious to share with those of us who may be on book diets… or otherwise unable to snap it up right away 🙂 I have the first one, and everyone keeps telling me this one is even better, that makes me excited to see for myself 🙂

  8. Please enter me in the draw. I have stayed away from making sweaters because I’m scared to spent months on something and then not wear it. This book might just be the answer.

  9. Enjoy the cupcakes at the launch, and PLEASE enter me in the drawing! (Does the book come with a magic wand?)

  10. Thanks for a great contest! I’d like to play. Hope the launch was great (I’m envious you can get to Threadbear).

  11. Thanks for this–I loved BGK and must have MBGK…buying it or winning it would both work!

  12. I was there today and had a wonderful time. Check out my blog Punkie53.wordpress.com
    or I’m on Ravelry Punkie53. Wasn’t it a wonderful experience?

  13. I just read your review of MBGK, and I must have a copy! I already have the first book and love it!

  14. Sweet! I haven’t had a chance to look at this book, but I’ve heard great things about it so far:)

  15. I haven’t bought the book yet, but I definitely want a copy. Winning it would be cool. I loved the first book! 🙂

  16. Oh my, I would love to win a copy of this book (maybe just in time for my birthday on the 18th :)….I just found your blog through Ravelry and I too am in that netherworld between misses and womens.

  17. This is my official entry into your contest as well. I too am a mom of 3 boys, 10, 6, and 4, who are outside as I type playing with bugs. I think they’re probably not eating them, but I’m going to go check. Going to PM you on Rav too…

  18. This sounds like a great book that I could really use. Please enter me in your contest. I’m also between Plus and misses sizes and have problems with most patterns.

    P.S. Found you through Ravelry.

  19. I’mthe same-between misses and plus sizes. I bought a copy of both boks (they’re great!)-but I’d still love to win one. Then I could pass on the goodness!
    Found you through Ravelry also.

  20. Please sign me up for the draw. I’d love to peruse through it for ideas for making my chest area not so prominent looking in my knitting and then I’d give the book to a friend who is in this category and can’t afford to purchase books these days…

    Does it make me seem better to pick because I want to be a good friend?-lol Found you through Ravelry!

  21. Wow! I would love to get this book! A hoodie that doesn’t make me look like a football player? That alone makes it worth the cost –wonder if they can make a sweater for me that doesn’t look like a 50 year old woman looking like she is trying to be 20 years younger….

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