Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Arrivals and Departures
I’ve been waiting ever so patiently, as have many of you, for my new book Kristin Knits. Last night it did indeed arrive and today I’m going to be packing and shipping like a crazy woman. I’ve set up a temporary shipping room in my dining room and I’m hoping to turn all the orders in a day or two. If, you are waiting, your wait is almost over.
I’ve also been waiting and waiting for the new Winter issue of Interweave Knits. I had to go to Northampton yesterday with Julia for a doctor appointment. The plus of visiting the doctor in Noho is we treat ourselves after to really good coffee (for me) and a snack (for Julia) at our favorite stop Haymarket Café. Then we wander over to Northampton Wools to visit Linda Daniels if she is in.
Yesterday she wasn’t but the magazine was. I scooped up the second to last copy and paid my $6.99 and was too nervous to look at it until I got home. I shouldn’t have been so scared but it’s a bit frightening to read about yourself in print. I always hope I don’t sound too dingy. Marilyn did do a marvelous job and if I were a regular reader, I would have enjoyed the article. The profiles the different knitting magazines do of designers are always my favorite part of any magazine so it was very nice to be included. Thanks to Marilyn for proposing the article and to Eunny for accepting it.
I have a pair of kilim inspired gloves in the editorial section that looked nice. But tell me – what is a Kilm? Obviously, whoever proofed those pages doesn't have much interest in handmade textiles nor did they read about where many of my design influences come from. I usually get a PDF of my pages to check over but I think with all the changes they are going through at Interweave Knits, something just fell through the cracks.
The Nashua Handknits ad featured one of the designs I did for them this fall. I'll try to post the three new designs soon. I guess I can’t complain one bit about this new issue. My work is spattered throughout – something that rarely happens. I am a very lucky girl. I am also very happy it all came together along with the arrival of “the book." It's also nice that the Julia yarn is placed in local yarn stores throughout the country. Thanks to everyone who had a hand in the nice publicity (you know who you are!).