Friday, November 03, 2006

Cammie Digs the Back Yard!

Cameron T. Bunny has been settling in here at Chez Alpaca, and with the addition of a ferret leash to his accoutrements, has been exploring the back yard. He likes it a lot - it is a giant salad bar as far as he is concerned, and there are many cool places to hop around in.
Here is Mr. Giant Paws working on his second home. He loves this corner and has started a little excavation project. I suspect a multi-level burrow is in the works. I guess he gets bored re-decorating his cage, although he does re-arrange his carpet square and chew toys a few times each day.

On a bunny-free note, I never got around to finishing the Halloween post, so will catch up now. On Monday the 30th, the Kid and I went to see Melissa Leapman at The Skein Attraction in Teaneck, NJ to get a signed copy of her new book, Cables Untangled: An Exploration of Cable Knitting. I had interviewed the lovely and talented Ms. Leapman for KnitnStyle magazine (the interview appears in the December issue that is out right now) and met her in person at the Knit and Crochet Show this past July, and wanted to show a little support since she was so close. I had a great time catching up with her, and I really like the book. I have had a Celtic sort of cable pattern in my head for the last few weeks and with the book's help I want to chart it out.

On the design front, on Wednesday I sold a pattern to the fine folks at SWTC for their new sock yarn, Tofutsies. They have graciously given me permission to blog about the yarn and the process, so when the sample gets here I can show it to you right away, which I think is pretty cool. One of the things that bugs me about the blog right now is that I am working on so many designs that I can't show you until they are published, that I have hardly any yarny photo ops anymore. Not that Cameron (or, yarn on the hoof) isn't cute, but he isn't yet a real WIP. Soon, though, the little bugger looks fluffier every day...

And I am delighted and relieved to say that negotiations for my next next book (the knitting book will be the next book) are finished, and I will be writing The Log Home Owner's Handbook for Storey Publishing. Deadline is next summer and with any luck it will be out in 2008. This is a huge project but I am really looking forward to working on it, and working with this publisher. Anyone who publishes the Yarn Harlot is alright in my book. No book pun intended...

3 comments:

Danielle said...

> On a bunny-free note....

I see no reason for there to ever be a bunny-free note again. He's so cute! (And "yarn on the hoof," lol.)

Norma said...

I agree with Danielle! Mr. G.P. should be a regular feature, I'm thinking. That guy on a ferret leash...that is just too cute.

trek said...

Can't wait to see what's up with the new yarn/sock. Can you post close-up pics of the stitches so we can see stitch def?