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!

mending day

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!

(click for big, and to see my family above the barcode!)

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.

First Day of 3rd Grade!

5) School is in session!

5 thoughts on “newsy

  1. Yay for the Ravelry group & congrats on having your fabulous hat in the book. It is a misleading title but that’s not my gripe. I won’t buy it because they published it using only free photographs.
    My feeling is if photography has no value to that particular volume…I can return the favor.

    • I like the idea of the book. The way I see it, the book is pictures of 1,000 hats from amateur photographers who will (hopefully) be excited to see their work in print. I think its a fun concept, and I hope when I get the book I’ll be happy with how my pictures look. I decided to participate when I heard about the concept, because it seemed like a good way to get some exposure. I didn’t have to design anything under a tight deadline, or give up my rights to the design.

      All that being said, when you speak, Gale, I listen. Thanks for giving me something to think about. :)

  2. Isn’t it lovely when things come together like that. Even school… I’ve been pondering offering a darning class at LYS, I even have two darning eggs that belonged to my grandmother. I will seek out the article. That photo looks good.

  3. That was a lot of good news in one post! I loved your End of May mittens, now I’m waiting for the hat pattern in the 1000 hats book… Joining your group right now :-)

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