It's been a really busy week here - lots of time doing things that really are not blog-worthy. Going to Boston for an eye doctor appointment with Julia (she is fine), getting my hair fixed so I don't look like a grandma, and the dreaded organization of all the pre-tax filing information. That is what I hate the most and I can say that I don't know how accountants do it all the time. I'm almost done.... so I will celebrate with my next blogiversary giveaway for you all!
I've done two books with the fine folks at Storey Publishing and I count my editor Gwen as a good friend. She's an amazingly kind woman with a vast array of talents. She and her husband keep sheep, she is an amazing gardener, knitter, weaver, and craftsperson. I'm sure she cooks (although I don't know this for sure). She has three grown children (her daughter is named Kristin too) and a granddaughter who is the apple of her eye. As an editor, she is so calm and kind... never nagging.... If she needs a change or has another idea, it is suggested in the kindest, least threatening way. This is a very good way to work with an author and I feel blessed to have had that experience. I took this photo of her several years ago when we were shooting Kristin Knits. She really does pretty much always look this calm. Man, oh man, I wish I could be!
As an editor, Gwen gets extremely involved with all parts of any book she works on. She is always knitting... sometimes filling in holes with project designs. Like this project.... a easy to knit mitten design Gwen did for Storey's new best-selling Sock Yarn: 101 One Skein Wonders. The yarn is my Best Foot Forward.
Today I've got a great giveaway..... 4 craft titles donated by Storey:
Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece by the lovely Gail Callahan (aka The Kangaroo Dyer)
Crochet Borders by the witty Edie Eckman
Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin who I had the pleasure to meet just recently at the Webs Author Day in late March
Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Patterns That Go Way Beyond Socks! by Judith Durant
AND 5 skeins of my Best Foot Forward Sock Yarn donated by the kind folks at Nashua Handknits/Westminster Fibers!
Contest is closed! The winner is Pam who wrote: I love rewards! My favorite is shopping of course...usually for yarn to add to the stash. Thanks for the great giveaway! Pam