Book Countdown: Month 16

Hesperos, Heartbound 2.0 & HexworthOctober 2016 — put it in your calendar. If your calendar doesn’t have October 2016 listed, add it in, because October 2016 will happen. In unrelated news, my new book will be coming out at some point in October 2016.

Why so specific? Well, I figured that I have to have specific goals if I want to have specific results. Fall is a great time to get a knitting book out, so I’m shooting for that season. This Fall is too early, and I don’t want to wait too long. I think Fall of 2016 is a reasonable target.

To keep me honest, I’m going to try to post once per month to keep you updated on where I am in the whole process. Here’s a wide-angle view: I’m planning on finishing up the vast majority of my new patterns this Summer and Fall, so I can begin photography in the Fall and Winter. If I’ve got the patterns and photos done this year, then I can spend the rest of the Winter and Spring finishing up the technique photos, writing, layout, etc. in time to have the final product ready to be in your hands by October of 2016.

At the same time, while I have released some patterns which will end up in the book, I don’t want to show my hand too soon since, as it says in the title, we’re still 16 months from the target. I do, however, want to whet your appetite for some of the stuff I’m working on, so I’m going to take a cue from Nancy Marchant and post teaser photos of elements of whatever I’m working on or have recently finished. The 3 photos above are 2 scarves and a hat that are either in progress or completed. Next up: double-knit mittens! I have designed a pair of very nice mittens before, so I hope this will not take me too long.

In other news, I have made a few of my patterns available on MagCloud, which is a printing/distribution service. Now you can get the Parallax eBook as a physical book! Standalone patterns Victorian Raffia and Spring Willow are also up there as I was playing with reformatting other patterns. Of course, they come with PDFs as well.

Also, I just wanted to remind you that I am teaching at Stitches Midwest and Stitches Texas later this year. More granular info on my calendar or (of course) on the Stitches event pages.

See you next month — or sooner if I can!

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