Thursday, December 14, 2006

Exciting new developments

I just received a large box from Wild Geese Fibres, the new online business of pal and frequent commenter Barb, full of some most excellent fibers to dye. How does alpaca/silk laceweight sound (on the right in the photo below)? (I thought you'd like that.)



From another source, I received half a dozen skeins of silk to dye: yes, pure silk (on the left in the photo). Are you drooling yet?

This week, I am going to try something a little different with the Etsy shop. Instead of putting a few things up in dribs and drabs, I'm going to put a whole bunch of stuff up in one whack, and list the day and time on the announcement box of the shop (next update is Thursday (tonight) around 7 p.m. EST). I often get emails from folks asking when I am going to update, so maybe this system will be easier. Shoot me an email if you have any strong feelings about it.

Now on to the really exciting stuff.

First, a pattern of mine has been accepted into the spring Knitty. Yay Knitty! Yay lovely and charming Amy Singer, fellow bunny-lover!

Second: [drumroll please]

A book contract.




Heh.

38 comments:

Lauren said...

Congrats Carol! Are you going to be at TNNA?

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!!!!!! Big congratulations to you!

Selma the Ax Murderess said...

That's great news about the book, Carol. I'll be awaiting your appearance on the Colbert Report. Hey, if Norah could do it...

Emma said...

Llongfarchiadau!

It's well deserved. Are we allowed any hints as to what the book will be about?

Franklin said...

Hmm. Are you sure that's enough good news to fill up one blog entry?

I am SO happy for you. Mwah! Mwah!

jillian said...

Well, congrats all over!

Sherry W said...

Holey cows! Congrats to you!

Magda said...

Carol-

COngratulations! That's great news

Anonymous said...

OMG! Carol, that is fantastic!

Rosane said...

Congratulations on the book, Carol!

Anonymous said...

Dear Carol,

Totally fan - freaking - tashua! Congrats.

Linda

jill said...

::tink!::

Here's to you - congratulations!!

Janice in GA said...

w00t! Congratulations!!

patty bolgiano said...

First best wishes on your book contract. It sounds wonderful. Secondly, do you do custom dyeing? If so could we talk off line. I have silk and wool and silk and cashmere yarn in natural that I would like to get dyed.
Let me know your prices and particulars

Barb B. said...

Wow! Congratulations to the 10th power! I'll be looking forward to the book, and then I can say, oh yeah, I knew her when.
Barb B.

TheAmpuT said...

chink-chink! (that was me toasting you!)

Leanne said...

Oh, what a tease!! You can't just tell us you have a book contract without telling us what it is about. I, for one, cannot stand that kind of anticipation. Details, please! Or at least, a general concept :-)

Congratulations!

mindy said...

Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(and can't wait to see the new stuff dyed, too)

anne marie in philly said...

I second leanne's post!

can we pre-order it on amazon.com yet?

will it come autographed?

(sigh)

mazel tov all around!

Jeanne said...

Congrats! Can't wait to hear more about the book ! And no fair putting up beautiful yarn right before Christmas....

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on both counts!

Jude said...

What a week! First Sister Sue's baby, now your book...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!

And I'm dreaming of your delightful yarn already.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!

And I'm dreaming of your delightful yarn already.

Anonymous said...

Delurking to say "Well Done!" Given your style of prose (just finished your archives) and how much I enjoyed reading same, I look forward to purchasing your book.

Misty

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congratulations on the book deal. Just to warn you, it will be tough (this past semester I wrote a 20 page research paper in history and though history and knitting don't have much in common, the work that it takes to produce something from them is the same).

Evelyn WooHoo said...

I don't comment much in blogs, especially not the "me too" type of comment. But I just have to say, damn, good for you on the book contract. I'm so excited for you. How odd is that - I've never met you and I feel so proud of your accomplishment. A big round of applause for the Carol.

Bridget said...

Great news Carol, congratulations!

(P.S. You don't need to use my whole name when thanking me in the acknowledgements ... HA!)

Diane said...

congrats to you! looking forward to it all! cheers.

Stacey said...

Congrats times two!!!!!!!! That is great!!!

anmiryam said...

I thought I heard some celebrating over in your direction. It's a well deserved acknowledgment of your abilities. Congratulations.

turtlegirl76 said...

Yay! Congratulations! That's wonderful news!

the hanged man said...

Go, Carol! Congratulations!

BigAlice said...

Congratulations!

Kathy said...

A baby and a book! Woo hoo!

anne marie in philly said...

At this festive time of year,
I wish you lots of holiday cheer!
(with apologies to Bugs Bunny)

A faithful blog reader

Deborah C. said...

Congratulations, something to celebrate! I needed a dose of happy news. Please give us a hint of what the book's about?

Anonymous said...

Book! Book! Book! Good thing books aren't on the Yarn Diet eh?
Congratulations.