You guys! Amy and Jillian at Knitty.com have a whole week of surprises up their very fashionable sleeves.
Every day this week at the blog, there will be a contest, with a free copy of How to Knit a Heart Back Home being given away.
AND: I wrote up a sekrit little pattern, which you will at some point see. And then, hopefully, covet (it's Knitty, so it will be FREE!).
AND: The grand prize is teh awesome.
I just wrote them a short note, but this kind of thing is why I LOVE KNITLAND. Isn't it just something when the people you work with end up being people you'd want in your life as your friend anyway? (I'm thinking of Susanna, my agent, specifically.) And Knitty Amy and I share the love of the uke (although she kicks ass at it, and I merely still plink — but I plink with happiness and great gusto!) And when she's in town, I want her at my house, makin' music.
It just couldn't get any better, I don't think. I've had a wonderful release week (they're nerve-wracking things, these weeks), and the book launch party was FABULOUS. People came. I did not think it would happen. I really didn't. Next time: this is my goal. To treat it as just another day, without worrying, without begging those nearest and dearest to me to show up just to make numbers, and THEN see who shows.
And of course, it was AWESOME. Bookshop West Portal, you rock.
I stood under my poster in my new vintage late-60s dress that fit me perfectly and made me feel like an upholstered sofa. I said that, and I think people thought I was slagging on the dress, but I wasn't. I have a thing about vintage sofas, too. (Shawl is Swallowtail, in cashmere — mmmm.)
Blurry but what a happy picture! I love this.
And what else? I have some work to do this fine day, and I'm not getting it done here, so I'm tempted to drive the coast to find a more conducive cafe. Perhaps one that has pie.
(And check the KnittyBlog this week for lots more fun!)
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