Friday, November 02, 2007

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Please visit this link for a preview of The Book....

Oh my God, I think I just peed my pants.

P.S. That's one of my designs on the cover... knit by frequent commenter and traveling companion extraordinaire Mindy....

P.P.S. Rumor has it the new Interweave is hitting subscriber mailboxes, so holler if you get yours. There are two, count 'em, 2 articles by the Curmudgeon in it.

47 comments:

Mama-E said...

CONGRATS!!!!!! WHOO HOO!!!

mindy said...

You are so beyond cool! Now go change your pants.

Wily Jeneric said...

Oh fantastic. Congrats to you! I can't wait to see the book - I've been dying for more knits in finer gauges. Woo hoo!

Carol said...

Hurrah!!!! Looks just fabulous! Can't wait to see it!!!

Bridget said...

Hooray, and congratulations! I can't wait to read your dedication of your part of the book to me ...

(That cover sweater looks mighty purty!)

Jocelyn said...

Congrats! Maybe this is the beginning of an anti Wenlan Chia backlash? I think her super-chunky yarns/pattern designs are kind of silly looking. If the cover is any indication, this book is definitely more my style.

Selma said...

Hot damn! Now, are you going to go to Amazon and give yourself 5 stars?

Carol said...

Geez, Selma, I was hoping I could count on you guys for that...
although I haven't seen it listed on Amazon yet. (Yes, I have been checking.)

Margaret said...

Congratulations!! Do we really have to wait until June?
Got my IK yesterday in VA.

Jennifer Dickinson said...

YAY!!!!!! June is such a long way off.... Congratulations!!!

Deanna said...

Can't wait to see more preview designs. You three have really filled a niche in knitting pattern books.

Anonymous said...

June!?! Oh man!
Allison

Misstea said...

Skinny yarn is one of my favourite things. I can't wait.

And, congratulations!

Anne said...

Congratulations to Carol, Laura and Lisa! I can't wait either.

I received my Interweave winter issue yesterday, and read both articles by Marilyn first. Loved the issue, but someone needs to proofread better - the word "conscious" was spelled as "concious" at least three times.

Lynne E. said...

That's your design on the cover? Well, it sure sells the book! As a knitting book collector, I've learned that the cover design is an almost sure-fire indicator of the quality of the designs inside--and this cover persuaded me that I wanted to buy the book. Also, I knit mostly with fine yarns, so I applaud the basic concept!

Deborah C. said...

Hurray! Something to hoard Black Bunny yarns for, and maybe finally I can use my handspun up - I tend to spin thread. I can't wait for June!

anne marie in philly said...

JUNE?!?

I can't wait that long, dammit...

this is a must-buy for me. as a big girl who knits, I want the smaller yarns to make me look my best.

congrats, successful girl! I am pleased to know a famous person like you!

(can I hound you for an autograph yet?)

Elizabeth said...

Too Cool! Go Carol.

Anonymous said...

Got my Interweave-did yesterday, but haven't read it yet. I'm off on a weeklong trip, so I'll take it along and read it in the bathtub. Ahhhh.

Liz K. said...

I can't imagine the high you must have for this. It couldn't have happened to a more deserving knittah.

Rana said...

Congrats!

Are you going to review your own book? (ducks)

No, seriously, this is awesome. I'll keep an eye out for the book. :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats!

What a great idea for a book. Can't wait to see it.

Melissa said...

Whoo-hoo. It's actually a book I want to buy too! I love skinny yarn.

Elizabeth said...

Hey -- I got my IK yesterday, and I'm right down the road. Yours should be there any minute.

Anna said...

Oh no! We are supposed to wait till June? The book sounds awesome. Congratulations.

Kathy Merrick said...

Putain de superbe!
Be sure to make your self-reviews all humble yet super flowery!

Sarah said...

Congratulations!

Carol said...

My master plan is:
1. Pay ten or twenty of my best friends to write obsequiously flattering reviews on Amazon.com;

2. Obtain a false identity/email addy and post rave reviews on all knitting-related message boards.

3. Urge all blog readers to send emails to Interweave Press telling them how great I and the book are and urging them to offer me additional book contracts;

4. Bribe prestigious bloggers, plus Joe and Franklin, to frequently mention the book and drum up additional sales.

Any other shameless ideas will be gratefully received.

Carol said...

Oh yeah,
5. Bridget said she would wear a sandwich board with the book cover on it and spend every weekend this summer walking around Center City.

no-blog-rachel said...

Congratulations! I like skinny yarn designs - can't wait to see the real thing!

And yes, I got my new IK 2 days ago (I'm in CA). I know one person who saw the preview on line and said she didn't like a single thing in it (knitable thing, not article) - but I liked quite a few of them. And yep, the Curmudgeon's articles are there - I haven't had the time to do anything more than skim them. But that's what the weekend's for, right?

Fredda said...

Mazel tov! What a fab book idea--looking forward to seeing it!!!

Ann said...

Congrats! The book looks gorgeous! And thanks to your post, I've been reminded to do more kegels ...

Marilyn said...

I want my copy NOW! I'm so excited for you, babe. It looks wonderful! I'll be sure to do the Amazon review, I promise. I wish the cover pic was bigger so I could see your design better. I'm hungering for a Carol-only book. How's about it?

Gack--I have not yet seen the IK issue, of course. I don't have a sub to IK so I suppose I have to wait until they send me my writer's copy.

I did not use the word "conscious" in either article, at least not in the original manuscripts. There was very minor editing done on the interview and if anyone edited the Ravelings, I never saw the edited copy. In any case, I'm not known for my lousy spelling. I was once a copy editor, prior to being a managing editor. There's no excuse for IK to have let that misspelling slip. NONE.

Siamese Catfood said...

You are such a superstar. Congrats!

TheAmpuT said...

Woohooo!!! :-D

M-H said...

Well done Carol. I'm really pleased for you.

fillyjonk said...

Oooooh.

Do Want.

(And, congratulations.)

(I really love designs made with finer yarns and I'm happy to see they're getting a little press after the spate of knit-it-in-a-weekend stuff - which might work on some women but makes me look like the wide side of a barn)

turtlegirl76 said...

Now that's a book concept I can get behind. Congratulations! I can't wait for it to come out!

Barb B. said...

Just as so many have said, I love knitting with finer yarns. Better fit, and way more useful garments...thick lopi just doesn't cut it in the mall or the office.

I will be sure to plug away on the book on my site. Aside from the beauty of the cover design, I am starting to stock finer yarns, fingering weight etc. so your book can help sell my yarn. hehehe.

I will be watching Amazon, and put in raves etc.
Congrats!!!!
Barb B.
PS I get the internet back just in time for the great news!

deirdre said...

Congratulations!! So exciting, and a cover girl to boot...

Molly said...

A) How did I not know this was coming, and

B) Where have you been all my (knitting) life? There are so few great fine-gauge patterns out there. This plus the new (and full of smallish-gauge sweaters) IK, and I'm set for potentially years!

Congrats!

Sally said...

Shut UP! That is so cool Carol! I can't wait til it comes out.

Got my IK Winter 2007, read both articles by Marilyn. Awesome.

Where in tarnation did you get a blue ballerina costume? I know several mothers that would have killed for that baby.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations. This is so exciting, a whole book dedicated to fine knits finally.
I appreciate all your reviews.

Franklin said...

Congratulations on your book!

Sorry about your pants!

Ruinwen said...

Wow! Congrats! :)

Anne said...

For Marilyn: I didn't mean that "conscious" was misspelled in your articles.

I did, however, notice it spelled "concious" in at least three other photo captions.

BigAlice said...

Congratulations!
The cover photo is gorgeous!