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DeannaC
New Pal

USA
41 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2005 :  9:33:37 PM  Show Profile Send DeannaC a Private Message
Does anyone know why this book is so hard to find? When I ordered it yesterday from Borders, they had to get it from the publisher because the distributor didn't have any. Amazon's availability is 13 days, and PurlSoho doesn't even have it on the website (except for the corrections).

Thanks! Deanna

Elizabeth
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USA
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Posted - 01/08/2005 :  9:37:40 PM  Show Profile Send Elizabeth a Private Message
It must have had a low initial run--they don't print many copies in the first run, though they may increase the number for the second and subsequent printings--at least that is what I remember someone from this forum who is a bookseller explaining about another knitting book that recently sold out its first printing.

Last Minute Knitted Gifts is on my wish list, too!

"If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible." --Soren Kierkegaard
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Jane
SustaYning Member

USA
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Posted - 01/09/2005 :  05:38:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message
It will be back soon, I'm sure. I think the reprint is coming this month, so the publisher doesn't have any either. I am keeping it on my general re-order list (I'm one of the booksellers) so when the publisher or distributors get it, I will too. It's one of my favorite knitting books.

Jane

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knit_chick
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Posted - 01/09/2005 :  10:09:22 AM  Show Profile Send knit_chick a Private Message
KnitPicks carries this book. You might want to call them to verify if they have it in stock.

http://knitchick.blog-city.com
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Marg in Mirror
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Canada
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Posted - 01/09/2005 :  10:18:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Marg in Mirror's Homepage  Send Marg in Mirror a Yahoo! Message Send Marg in Mirror a Private Message
You should be able to get it at Amazon.com too...

-- Marg in Calgary

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Molly C
Seriously Hooked

USA
884 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2005 :  2:00:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Molly C's Homepage Send Molly C a Private Message
You might want to hold off for the second printing. There were a lot of errors in the first printing, so if you do get a first edition you'll have to be sure to print out the errata. Of course, there is no guarantee that all the errors will be removed in the second printing (not sure if any errors were corrected there, actually), but it would probably be worth it to wait at this point.

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jeniflower
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USA
35 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2005 :  11:12:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit jeniflower's Homepage Send jeniflower a Private Message
Deanna,

The publisher did indeed sell out of Last Minute Knitted Gifts. The second print is scheduled to arrive soon. If Borders doesn't come through, we will have it back on purlsoho.com soon! I've seen that people are selling used copies on amazon.com also.

Thanks,

Jen
purlsoho.com
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DeannaC
New Pal

USA
41 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2005 :  3:53:28 PM  Show Profile Send DeannaC a Private Message
Thanks for all of your answers. It's hard to be patient when I've read so many good things about this book, but can't find it to see for myself!

Deanna
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RachelKnitter
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USA
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Posted - 01/10/2005 :  4:04:44 PM  Show Profile Send RachelKnitter a Private Message
I know how you feel. I went through the same pain in between printings of Weekend Knitting!
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jcallaway
New Pal

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Posted - 01/25/2005 :  02:32:01 AM  Show Profile Send jcallaway a Private Message
I'm interested in buying this book and thankfully stumbled across this discussion. Does anyone know how you can tell whether or not you're ordering a first or second edition? I want to order it off amazon.co.uk and I've emailed them and asked, but they don't know. Do I just assume that it will be a second edition? Hmmm...

Thoughts anyone?

Jeannine
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Jane
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USA
4387 Posts

Posted - 01/25/2005 :  04:18:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message
You'd need to be able to look inside the book and check the title page. This is definitely one of the drawbacks to ordering online from the big retailers. [Sorry, I'm biased. I manage an indie bookstore.]

At the bottom you will see a set of numbers, "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" and the words "First Printing." If the number 1 is missing, or it says anything other than "First Printing," then you don't have a first. Just about every publisher has a different way of presenting this information, so this isn't a general rule. For this book, it'll be a second. As of yesterday the wholesalers hadn't received the reprint yet, so I'm still patiently waiting to restock, and my customers haven't passed out yet...

Good luck, Jeannine! Hope I've helped.

Jane

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CPAknit
Seriously Hooked

USA
745 Posts

Posted - 01/25/2005 :  08:58:18 AM  Show Profile Send CPAknit a Private Message
Try calling the store- They had copies in there Saturday

Cindy
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jcallaway
New Pal

2 Posts

Posted - 01/26/2005 :  07:26:56 AM  Show Profile Send jcallaway a Private Message
Thanks Jane- that was very helpful!!

Right now I'm living in Europe and have been waiting (not so patiently) for the English and American bookshops to restock this title, but to no avail. I've found that having limited access to books in English makes you even crazier for them.

:)
j
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tejer
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
410 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2005 :  07:47:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit tejer's Homepage Send tejer a Private Message
I really like this book. I\m making the airy scarf in it right now. What have any of you made from this book?

Kristi

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lauraks555
New Pal

42 Posts

Posted - 10/09/2005 :  8:53:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit lauraks555's Homepage Send lauraks555 a Private Message
I've made the Yoga Mat Bag, which was my first experience with felting. It turned out very well, and I know I had the first print of the book. There's an error in the strap instructions, so I'd printed out the errata to keep with the book.
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