"My favorite knitting books are the ones that make you feel like you're sinking into a comfy chair and having tea and a chat with a knitting crony. You come away from the experience energized, excited to knit and bursting with new enthusiasm and ideas. Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne's latest, Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines, available Sept. 16, fits the bill...Beyond the patterns, the tips and the ruminations make this book a keeper. Honestly, how can you fail to love a book in which one of the authors describes a fisherman's gansey as 'the Gore-Tex of its day'? And describes getting sucked into the wonderful world of sock knitting thusly: 'Life had turned into an endless infomercial where the product was socks, and I couldn't change the channel'?"
—The Portland Oregonian/Oregonlive.com
"Mason Dixon Knitting: Outside the Lines is a great addition to any knitter’s library. Wearable patterns, excellent instructions, readable stories, wonderful tips and techniques, and a big shot of humor equal a fantastic knitting book."
Praise for Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitters’ Guide
“Imagine the stories and good company of the best knitting circle. Sandwich all that between hardcovers with 30 projects that don’t look like something Granny’s cat dragged in. Add clear instructions, and you’ve got Mason-Dixon Knitting.”
“Like their blog, [Mason-Dixon Knitting] is filled with patterns, advice, personal stories and loopy humor …”
“Mason-Dixon Knitting is a rare find indeed. Ann and Kay’s infectious camaraderie, joie de vivre and irreverent humor translate well to the printed page, where they encourage readers to connect life and knitting.”