Friday, July 11, 2008

On a happier note...

my forthcoming book is now available for pre-order on Amazon:



This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I hope that it will help sockknitters have even more fun knitting with handpainted sock yarns by giving them a feel for how these yarns work, including the common dilemma of what to do with sock yarn that pools or splotches, along with some spectacular patterns especially designed with handpaints in mind. I was very fortunate to get submissions from some wonderful designers -- from Ann Budd to Priscilla Gibson-Roberts to Ve-Ve to Charlene Schurch to Chrissy Gardiner and some new folks, too -- who love handpaints as much as I do and who were able to come up with some beautiful and creative patterns that make the most of them.

Interweave's got a preview here. Feel free to pre-order. . .

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice, nice, nice!! Terry

Liz K. said...

(Doing the happy dance!)
Yay, Carol!

anne marie in philly said...

YEA! :-)

I just ordered KSF thru KnitPicks (40% off sale); now I just need to get it autographed. wonder how I can make THAT happen...(muses to herself)

kat coyle said...

yay! this is going to be so good.

Dave said...

Woo hoo - I've been looking forward to this one!!

Laura Sue said...

Wow! I asked for Knit So Fine for my birthday (which is Monday) and if I don't get it, I'll get it for myself! Har. I'm a new sock knitter--only 3 pair under my belt--and have never knit with a handpainted yarn before. I'm SURE you could convince me!

Kathleen said...

Lovely! And this from someone who loves handpainted yarn but has yet to be bitten by the sock bug. You may have done it! And the Longbourn pattern ... fabulous combination of handpainted yarns *and* embroidery.

Donna said...

Delightful - I had no idea you were also a BBC Pride and Prejudice fan, and I am already jonesing to cast on for the Punctuated Rib socks.

Kris said...

Congrats! I can't wait. :)

Tina M. said...

Thrilled... thrilled beyond all belief! You can be sure I'll be buying it, since I dye yarn myself AND I love to knit socks, this is both reference and research for improving as a dyer and a sock knitter.

I can't wait to see it, congratulations!

Bridget said...

Sigh. I still have not found a way to get you to sign your first book for me (and one for my friend in Canada, who I promised would arrive signed!), and now your next one is ready for pre-order????

I must go lie down.

Congratulations! :-)

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Yay for you! And yay for socks!

katrog said...

Congratulations! This one has been on my amazon wishlist--I'll go order it now. I have such a pile of handpainted sock yarn just waiting for this book.

Katheen

sue j. said...

This has been on my Amazon wishlist for a while. It was great to see a preview. Beautiful!!

Carol said...

Sooooo excited for this book!!! Thank you thank you for writing it. Will be a belated holiday gift to myself!

Daryl said...

Looks great. Wonderful designs for those beatiful yarns. thanks. the preview is really cool.