About ten days ago, I wrote this post to find out what you all thought I should do about getting my book more visible on the web. I was overwhelmed with all the good ideas you had. Everyone had their own opinion about what would work best for me - some overlapped. In the end, I did everything you all wanted so there will be places for all kinds of cyberknitters to post projects from the book.
First up - A brand new Kristin Knits Knitalong! hosted on Blogger. With the help and technical expertise of my new friend Helen, here's the link. If you like to participate in Knitalongs, this is the place for you. Helen will be adminstering it and I'll be poking in to look around daily. There's a button you can take too (although for the life of me, I can't get it to appear on my sidebar). Thanks so much Helen.
Secondly - A photo group on Flickr titled "Inspired by Kristin Nicholas." I've put two lonely photos up there but please, add as many as you want. These projects can be projects you have made from my book, from designs I have had in magazines, whatever! And if you already have pictures on Flickr that would relate, please add them here.
Thirdly - There is a group on Ravelry moderated by my friend Diane. It's called Kristin Knits and there are all kinds of projects popping up over there. But as you know, unless you're a member, Ravelry isn't open to everyone just yet, only members.
I'm really excited about all of these new knitting sites. I can't wait to see what you make and create. It's amazing how passionate all the knitters are out there and I feel so fortunate to be included in a growing community. I'll keep on trying to inspire with my designs and knitting.
And if you haven't figured out how to do any of this yet, just email me a photo with your project and the name you want it posted under and I'll add it to both the Knitalong and the Flickr pool!
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.