It took me years to write, will you take a look?
(Apologies to the Beatles)
Today was the official publication date of my book. Woo-hoo! What did I do? I went to work. Clearly, I am not hooked up right. Or as Holly might say, I’m broken.
Oh well, as it was pointed out to me, Lucy needs me to support her in style, so work I must.
Thanks for all the lovely comments about the book. I am indeed very excited, even though I did plod into the office like it was any other Tuesday. I will confess, however, that I told anyone who would listen that today was publication day. And my boss very kindly remembered it (before I had a chance to inform her) and congratulated me.
Just in case you wondered, it was at some point between 1:30 and 4:00 this morning that the book’s status on Amazon went from “not yet published” to “usually ships within 24 hours.”
There’s a bit more progress made — see?
The cable pattern I chose (Colleen called it a “banana leaf cable” and I have no reason to dispute her word) is a bit labor-intensive, as you are cabling on every right side row. But that’s what gives the cable its own special charm and somewhat flat appearance. I think cabling without a cable needle is a necessity for this design, otherwise I would drive myself batty (well, battier) wielding the cable needle continuously.
Grrrrrrrrr . . . Tiger Sock!
I am happily knitting away on this sock. I have gotten a lot more interested glances when I knit this on the train then when I knit a sock in a more sedate colorway. Not that this surprises me.
Colleen (same Colleen as above) commented:
I adore the Opal Tiger, having made myself some socks out of it recently (from the new stock). If you still have the first socks out of the original Tiger, I’d love to see a side by side comparison of the yarn.
I don’t have the socks made from the original Tiger yarn — gave ’em away to someone. But there’s a photo of them here. The new yarn with the additional color and shading seems more sophisticated. 🙂
More on the Alpaca Socks!
The source from whom I got the prototype sock yarn let me know that she has a limited amount of this yarn available for sale — you can inquire by emailing amazinggrazeATsympaticoDOTca — and you know to replace the “AT” and the “DOT” with the appropriate symbols, right?
The Wallace and Gromit toys featured in yesterday’s blog entry, by the way, are actually puppets — the arms are hollow and you can put your fingers inside and move them about. They were purchased via eBay at least three years ago.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to break out the good catnip for Lucy, and the good tequila for me. Oh, who am I kidding, I already did.
Decent tequila, Cointreau, and Key Lime juice make an awesome margarita.
“Catnip? What catnip?”