So much is going on!

Aug 1, 2005

First, the August/September issue is coming. It'll be here by the end of tomorrow. And it'll have the most extensive article on cotton yarns -- it'll make you plotz. Oh, and have I mentioned the fairy tale finger puppets? Brace yourselves.

Second, here's some of that long-lost love between crocheters and knitters I keep blabbin' on about. I was invited by the ever-talented and always-entertaining Shannon Okey (author of the forthcoming Knitgrrl) to join Team Knitty in the CIBC Run for the Cure in Toronto this fall, but I can't go. It's a fabulous cause, and if you have some money earmarked for good causes like this, I urge you to support Shannon and the rest of the team (donation links in sidebar; and check out the rad gift certificate bonus from Shannon's online shop). They're working wonders, I tell ya.

Teach Yourself Visually CrochetingAnd finally -- I'm nearly plotzing, myself, over this one -- I'm on Me and Cecily. For the last six months we have been wearing out our fingers writing and crocheting a book -- Teach Yourself Visually: Crocheting (weird title, great book). It's a comprehensive, full-colour-photograph illustrated crochet how-to. It'll hit shelves in December, but I'm sure our publisher wouldn't mind if you felt like pre-ordering from the convenience of your computer. I'm pretty psyched to have discovered this tonight. Pinch me. (Oh, and please note that the cover shown is not the final version; it's just a mock-up that'll be used until the final cover is completed. Those are Cecily's hands, though. And a big thank-you to Annette for allowing us temporary use of her gorgeous flower photo!)

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Shannon wrote
on Jul 31, 2005 4:07 PM

You rock! Congrats on your first Amazon-age! :)

Vera wrote
on Jul 31, 2005 6:43 PM

Wow. Congrats on the book. I will certainly get a copy. I think it will be great for my crocheting classes.

josi wrote
on Jul 31, 2005 10:51 PM

How exciting is that! Big congrats on seeing your book on Amazon. I hope your sales are through the roof.

Amy Singer wrote
on Jul 31, 2005 11:42 PM

Mazel tov on the book! Clearly this is one I should read [have you SEEN my crochet? ha!].And thanks for the Run for the Cure plug! Rock!

Amie wrote
on Aug 1, 2005 3:23 AM

VERY COOL! Congrats!!!!!

Celeste wrote
on Aug 1, 2005 4:29 AM

I am so happy for you! Congratulations!Any chance of getting my visual book signed? ;) xoxox

cecily wrote
on Aug 1, 2005 4:51 AM


maryse wrote
on Aug 2, 2005 2:24 AM

yay girl! congratulations!

Jewels wrote
on Aug 2, 2005 12:40 PM

Wow! You are making inroads by the fast mile into helping make people aware that they can learn crochet too. Congratulations both of you, and three cheers for crochet!!

Vashti wrote
on Aug 5, 2005 8:25 AM

Aha, so THIS is the book you tantalizingly mentioned at the conference and that I have been meaning to write and ask you about! Congratulations! When it shows up in the bookstores I will invent a reason to buy it (as opposed to reading it in the bookstore cafe.)But did you actually say "BOOKS I am writing" or was it 1 book?????