Have you seen the book? It was just released this month. Isn’t it great? I admit I have not knitted anything from it yet, but I love the selections and patterns in this book. The patterns are modern yet classic, fitted and the photographs are great. In addition to the jacket featured on the cover, there’s a lovely cabled cardigan that I’d like to knit.
The follow-up to Sensual Knits is already in the creation process. Guess who’s going to have her designs in the follow-up book? Yes, me!!!! So, the sequel is even more destined to be fantastic too, right? 😉
As you can imagine, was quite elated when I opened an email from the editor last week that they had selected not one, but two of my design submissions for inclusion in the book. I wanted to post it everywhere, and tell everyone, but at the same time I wanted to keep a level head and didn’t want to post anything without checking with the publisher. So, I apologize for the tease, but I am not at liberty to give you much more details about the book or my design at this point — you’ll just have to be patient and wait to see. The other reason that I don’t want to get too giddy is because, until the book actually gets published in a concrete and tangible format, there’s always the chance that nothing will happen (ahem, speaking from my past experience). So, I’m trying hard not to get too excited and trying not to count my chickens before they hatch, so to speak.
One of the things that I have to do as part of the design process is to select and recommend yarns and colors for the project. Even more fantabulous is that for the last 5 days, Aubrey and I have been attending TNNA, a needlearts trade show, so the timing worked out great, and I had lots of goodies to touch, smell and buy. But picking out a couple of yarns for the book project among thousands of great (ok, yes there were some not so great) yarns was a lot harder than you’d think!
I do not have any photos from TNNA, which was held in Long Beach, to share with you because we were not able to take photos in the exhibit halls. However, I promise to take photos of my loot (freebies and samples) later this week and tell you about our adventures including which yarn and knitting divas we ran into.