Have you ever been in this situation: You create something and you feel pretty good about it. You think you’ve done a good job. You think it is more or less worthy.
But of course doubts start creeping in. Is it good enough? Will people laugh at it?
I’ve had approximately a year of those doubts, so of course I am over the moon, deliriously happy that so many of you have told me how much you like Socks From the Toe Up. Thank you again. So. Much.
I’m particularly pleased that so many of you have mentioned how useful you are finding the step-by-step illustration directions for the different techniques. Because that was probably the hardest part of the book to create.
I wrote up the techniques, step-by-step. Then we photographed each step of each technique. I did the knitting, and the KOARC did the photography. You can probably guess what a fiddly time-consuming process this was — multiple photos of each step to make sure we got one perfect photo for each one. Then the photos were sent to an illustrator who created the drawings, which were sent back to me for review. The illustrator did an amazing job — there were very few that needed any tweaking at all.
You are probably a bit tired of hearing me yap about the book, but I made alarmingly little knitting progress since yesterday’s post, so I’ve not much else to yap about. I spent the evening out in the company of good friends and the knitting never came out of my purse.
Still, I’m about to start the heel flap!
I’ll most likely have this sock with me when I go to Knit Happens on Saturday (April 18) for the first book signing.
127A N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
It starts at 2pm and will run to 4 or 5pm. Bring your copy of the book to be signed or buy one there. I’ll also have all the socks from the book for you to see up close and personal.
As a special treat, my buddy L-B will be joining me — she was my technical editor for this book so she has a lot to be proud of too. I believe the KOARC will be there too. So be there or be square!
The Random Number Generator chose Carol who commented on 4/14/09 at 7:11am: “I would love a copy of this book…Sprucey Lucy looks great!”
Carol receives the copy of One Ball Knits: Purses I offered up as a giveaway earlier this week. Carol, I’ve emailed you!
As always, a big thank you to everyone who left a comment.
No, I won’t be at the booksigning. I’m much happier staying home playing with my toys!