The UPS man brought me an especially exciting package today: a preview copy of Sock Yarn Studio:
It's not an exaggeration to say that this is a project I've been working on for several years, so to be able to hold the finished book in my hands is thrilling. We all love sock yarns so much and they can do so many things in addition to making great socks. This book has 28 patterns for things to make with sock yarn other than socks, and this book is extremely special to me because there is so much of me and my friends and my family and my passions in it. So many of my dear fiber friends contributed patterns; several items are knit in Black Bunny Fibers yarns; my daughter modeled some of the patterns; and I was able to sit in on the photo shoots and watch talented photographer Carrie Hoge bring the garments to life on beautiful models in Portland, Maine.
The majority of the copies of the book are on a slow boat to the U.S. from wherever they were printed -- Lark had just a few copies shipped via air, which is how I got mine -- and the book is scheduled for official release on October 2d.
A huge thank-you to everyone who contributed to making the book happen, especially my lovely editor, Thom O'Hearn.