Hooked on You is a new book by Kathleen Fuller - a "sweet and delightful small-town rom-com" that centers on a local yarn shop! And in addition to a lovely story, the book includes a pair of knit and crochet hat patterns - and the crochet version was designed by me! Get a peek inside and enter to win one of three copies in this Moogly giveaway!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Kathleen Fuller; all opinions are my own.
A New Yarny Debut
When Kathleen Fuller reached out to me about a year ago, I was thrilled! It was such a unique opportunity to be asked to design a hat based on a novel - to be included in the book! Hooked on You (A Maple Falls Romance) is finally debuting this month, and I'm so excited to finally be able to share the news with all of you!
Hooked on You officially debuts May 11 2021! So as I write this I don't have a copy of my own yet. But I can't wait to read it! Here's the blurb from the back of the book:
Riley McAllister is living the dream in New York City . . . if the dream means being a struggling mixed-media artist, part-time food delivery driver, and having a carefully curated social media to hide all of the above. She refuses to admit defeat and move back to small-town Maple Falls, but when her grandmother breaks her leg sliding into third base during a softball game (she was safe, by the way), Riley reluctantly agrees to go home and help the woman who raised her—while secretly hoping she can convince Mimi to sell her house and yarn shop and move in with a good friend. Then Riley can return to her new life in NYC, on her own and for good.
But Mimi has her own plans, which include setting Riley up with local baseball star Hayden Price, who returned to Maple Falls after an injury ended his major league career. Now he works at his father’s hardware store, coaches the church softball team, and worries about the declining town. It’s not the life he dreamed of having.
With a little meddling and a lot of kindness from the town, Hayden and Riley find themselves unexpectedly falling for each other as they discover the true meaning of home.
Welcome to Maple Falls, where everyone knows your name and your business.
And here's a bit about the author - who is a delightful person to chat with, and a crocheter too!
With over a million copies sold, Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at KathleenFuller.com; Instagram: kf_booksandhooks; Facebook: WriterKathleenFuller.
And Don't Forget the Patterns!
I worked with some lovely hand-dyed yarn from Arkansas Yarn Company and knit designer Cheryl Ham from Hypnotic Yarn to create the Riley Hat! I also need to thank Julie Dzierzynski, Denise Thomas, and Ryan O'Donnell for being wonderful pattern testers - and keeping the secret!
Here's how it turned out:
I enjoyed this design so much, I wanted to remake it in another yarn I was eager to try! I used Bernat Softee Cotton, the Blue Waves colorway- a fab new DK cotton and acrylic blend from Yarnspirations. I love it! (Even if I did run out of time before finishing this post...)
Where to Purchase Hooked on You (A Maple Falls Romance)
The Hooked on You Giveaway is open to US addresses only. The giveaway ends May 24, 2021, at 12:15am Central US time. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only.
Three winners will each receive a paperback copy of Hooked on You by Kathleen Fuller, and will be notified by email.
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