Thursday, February 22, 2007

No greater love....

While I have to admit that I dislike novelty yarns in the strongest possible way, I love my Kid, and SHE loves novelty yarns with a great and enduring love. Especially if they are shiny, furry, purple, or pink. So when we discovered a new to us LYS (Knit-a-Bit in Westfield, NJ - two thumbs up!) and they had Tahki Casca in the clearance room at 80% off - well, what else could we do?
Herewith - the Casca with two strands of Cascade 220, soon to be the Spring Fling Bag from Pursenalities, by Eva Wiechmann.
Luckily, it is stockinette in the round on size 15 needles, so I expect to be finished with the knitting sometime very soon, then we can get to the part I like - the felting. I love to felt stuff.
Cinderella Puppy is feeling a bit better, she is eating again and has enough energy to try to fight off the stupid pills we have to give her almost constantly. She will go to the vet tomorrow for a follow up X ray and hopefully I can get them to change her meds to a pill that is not larger than her head. Which might help.
Did I hear someone ask about the knitting book? I got the dreaded email last week - all you writers know the one - "Sales doesn't love the title" Sigh.... So after much backing and forthing and brainstorming and consulting, the knitting book has a new title, number four for those of you who are keeping track. I give you:
The Secret Language Of Knitters
So I had to whip off a new introduction and fit the old intro into the body of the book (Hell, I wasn't going to waste 350 perfectly good words!), and finish up a few revisions/additions requested by the editor. I am delighted to report that I got all of that finished last night at the Starbucks in Westfield (my new adjunct office - the Kid has started taking extra dance classes near there) and hit send.
Speaking of books - for all of you Hoosier readers, I will be touring Indiana doing some publicity for Driving the National Road in Indian from April 23 - 28th. Anyone know any great yarn stores not too far from Rt. 40???


Amy O'Neill Houck said...

I love the title--reminds me of "The Secret Life of Bees."

KnitterBunny said...

I love River Knits, my LYS. There's a link in my sidebar, sorry I can't remember the website offhand. As I recall there are several well-reviewed yarn shops near Indy as well. :)

~drew emborsky~ said...

Congrats, I love the new title! And I'm very happy that the puppy is recovering, despite the giant sized pills! You're a good mommy! ;)