So That Was Fun!

Oh you guys are awesome!  Launching a new book is always ridiculously scary (it seriously hits every one of my 'what if I throw a party and no one comes?' buttons).  But you totally didn't let me down.  I'll be keeping the mailman very busy next week, thank you! But somehow, in the shiny new book dance, I didn't properly show off the awesome socks that everyone who preorders Fine Things is getting.  I should totally fix that!  Allow me to introduce Changeful. Except that picture doesn't quite do them justice (nifty as it is), because Changeful is really three [...]

November 20, 2015|

Going Postal (the old-fashioned way)

Hey stranger, I missed you!  Writing about all the book projects (and reading all your lovely comments) has been great fun, but I've missed just chatting with you.  I like telling you guys what's going on around here. Though to be frank, what's been going on so far this week is probably less than fascinating blog fodder.  I've been putting books in envelopes.  I've been putting lots of books in envelopes and then putting them out for the postman.  That's pretty much all I've been doing.  The first batch went out Saturday (I figured no one would mind if they [...]

November 25, 2014|

Eversion is live!

The eversion of Curls is live! If you bought the book, you should have the full eversion in your ravelry library right now (if you don't take a look at the bottom of the post for some more info).  Download it and let the knitting begin!  And, if you're feeling chatty, I'd love to see you in my ravelry group to talk about what you're making.  I promise, we're a super friendly bunch (and there will totally be a knit along come January). And, when you do download the eversion, you'll notice something special.  JC Briar, genius behind Stitch Maps, [...]

November 17, 2014|


You are all amazing.  You are, in fact, so amazing that I am having a hard time finding the words to talk about it.  So instead, I'm going to tell you what happened on Friday. On Friday, I put Curls up for preorder. I've done this before.  I know what it's like.  It's like planning a party.  You work for a long time (putting in far more time and energy than folks who don't throw parties would believe).  You invite people.  You get very excited but also more than a little nervous.  What if no one comes?  What if only [...]

November 8, 2014|


  Wow! You guys are awesome. Enough of you showed up that you crashed the server. The Boy has done some frantic typing (and I have done some helpful swearing) and thing seem to be back on track (slow, but working).  If you're still having problems, get in touch and we'll get it sorted out. Thanks guys, I'm totally blown away by your excitement! The presale starts today!  You can get the book right here, or just click on the giant picture of the book's cover below to be taken directly to the right spot. Just a few tiny bits [...]

November 7, 2014|

Curls Preorder Schedule

Curls: Versatile, Wearable Wraps to Knit at Any Gauge goes on sale Friday.  As always, I've got some great discounts for folks who buy early.  But, to make things even more fun, I've also arranged for some marvelous little goody bags (full of all sorts of knitterly tools and indulgences) for the first 250 people to buy the paper version! I know placing a preorder is a bit of an act of trust, so I want to lay out the whole schedule here, just so you know what to expect and when things will happen (and of course, just ask [...]

November 5, 2014|

Ready, Set, …

So did I mention the new book?  The one that goes up for presale on Friday?  Well, I mean I know I've mentioned it in passing (if you look back at old posts tagged sneakypants, you can see many of the things I've said about it) , but I think I've actually been fairly circumspect about its contents.  Given that it's coming out this Friday, I think we can likely lift the veil just a bit, don't you? How about a quick shot of some of the test pages the printer sent?  I'll have a proper picture of all the [...]

November 4, 2014|

Busy busy busy

I'm just about to get in the car and head home (The Boy and I have been up in Toronto on an exploit which I will detail later). But before I do, I wanted to send one tiny reminder that today is the last day for the preorder discount on Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet Volume III.  Tomorrow morning the last of the preorders go in the mail (I know lots of you have already gotten yours!), and that means preorder special pricing ends. So on the off chance you'd been meaning to order and hadn't quite gotten around to it, today's [...]

June 25, 2014|

Helper Kitten

The e version is live (meaning if you've bought it, you should get an email and likely a ravelry message saying you can update your file).  I hope you all like it as much as I do! And now that that part is done, the putting books in envelopes part can begin.  Levon has graciously agreed to keep me company while I work on this...very kind of him, it's a big project!  (Don't worry, he only plays in the empty boxes, he doesn't get to mess with the books.) Oh, and because someone will ask, even if you missed out [...]

June 17, 2014|
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