Ink on paper
Published On: November 22, 2023

The retired patterns are back for a few days, and that includes the books! So, some of you are new here and may not know that I used to do books. Actual printed paper books. The kind that sit on your shelf and make you feel like you Did The Thing. A nice, even dozen of them!⁠

Alas, the realities of putting ink on paper and moving it around the world eventually got to be a bit too much to bear, so in 2019 I decided to stop.⁠

But oh, oh some days I do miss them! If I could do all the fun bits (picking out the paper! and the finishes! and holding them in my hands!) without the terrible bits (spending tens of thousands of dollars to create them, then getting two literal tons of books delivered to my house, then putting them in envelopes and boxes and mailing them to people), I’d be awfully tempted to do them again.⁠

But I can’t. So I don’t. But, every once in a while, I do bring the e-versions of them back for a bit and quietly relish what I once did. So if you’ve been missing any of the book patterns, this is your chance to get them!⁠

Quick summary of how the retired patterns thing works, just in case you need it (more info over here):

  • These books (and many of my other retired patterns) are available on both ravelry and payhip until Monday, November 27 (then they’re gone again until we do this again, which won’t be until next summer). ⁠
  • You’ll see some text on the pattern page about how they’re retired, but you’ll also see the buy buttons, which means you can buy them (if you don’t see those buttons, it means that thing isn’t one of the ones that came back this time).⁠
  • They’re on sale ($7.50 instead of $10 for single patterns, $15.95 instead of $19.95-$24.95 for books), but the price is already adjusted, you don’t need a code.⁠
  • I’m away this week and won’t be checking email until I return, but in the unlikely event you have trouble, you can use the contact form to send a message and I’ll help next week. But really I think it should all be pretty simple (if there are buy buttons, you can buy it. If there aren’t, you can’t. The price is already adjusted, you don’t need a code.)!
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