There are a few newsy things I wanted to tell you about.
1) I’ve made an eBook of the End of May Hat and Mittens patterns. Individually, each pattern costs you $6, but you can buy both together for $10. What a deal! You can see the End of May eBook on Ravelry, or if you’re not hip to that ubiquitous website, you can order the set from my patterns page.
The eBook idea was suggested by Kirsten, yes that Kirsten, who I was lucky enough to meet up with a few weeks ago. It was my first real life meetup with a knitblogger! We could have talked knitting and business all day. It was fun.
2) Kirsten also suggested I start a Zigzagstitch Ravelry group. I’d been thinking about it for a while, and finally took the plunge! It felt sort of silly, starting a group for fans of myself. But I suppose it’s really more for fans of my designs, and that’s pretty cool. Especially with the upcoming simultaneous release of twelve new patterns, folks might want a place to congregate for discussion and whatnot. If you’re interested, you can join the group here! We’ll probably do knit-alongs from The Red Collection, and perhaps even giveaways!
3) Kate of needled asked me for pictures of some of my sock darning, and (OMG this is so cool!) my picture is in the current issue of The Knitter! I haven’t seen the actual issue yet, but I’ve read the article and, as usual, Kate has written a really cool piece. You must check it out!
4) I have not received my copy of 1,000 Fabulous Knit Hats yet, but it’s listed on Ravelry and Amazon. There are some negative reviews on Amazon, mostly because folks assumed there would be 1,000 PATTERNS for knit hats (really?), when in fact there are only 10 patterns and 1,000 pictures of hats. According to some of the reviewers, the 10 patterns included (one of which is my End of May hat) are just ho-hum. Well, when I receive my copy of the book, I’ll let you what I think.
5) School is in session!