2013-01-21_16-10-10_364It’s always a kick to get the first copy of a “real” book! Even though I’ve been working on it for months and months, and have seen lots of proof copies of pages–sometimes more times than I want to remember–it’s fun to have a book I can hold in my hand. Although I love my Kindle (and iPad, and Inkling), something about being able to flip through pages, smell the ink and yes, get paper cuts if I’m not careful, makes holding a new book something special.
This time the thrill arrived unexpectedly with a visit from the UPS guy bringing my advance copy of Crochet One Skein Wonders from Storey Publishing (available in March 2013). The One Skein Wonders series edited by Judith Durant has been a terrific hit–and the hits just keep coming! After all, what knitter or crocheter doesn’t want an opportunity to make great-looking projects with just a single strand of yarn? This one is no different. I was privileged to co-edit Crochet One Skein Wonders with Judith, and to select 101 amazing crochet designs from 61 designers from all over the world. Soon, those 61 designers will get to share that feeling of holding a new book that they contributed to. You’ll be hearing more about Crochet One Skein Wonders when it goes on sale, but why not go ahead and pre-order now (from your local yarnshop, bookseller, or Amazon), so you’ll have your copy as soon as it hits the streets?


About Edie Eckman

Many years ago, Edie Eckman co-owned a yarn shop. No one told her that yarn shop owners don't actually get time to crochet or knit, so after a few years she closed the shop and turned to designing. Now she has her fingers in many aspects of the fiber arts, as teacher, writer, designer, editor, and technical editor. She considers herself fully bi-textural, and likes to serve as a Knit-Crochet Diplomat, easing the schism that can exist between the two disciplines. Edie travels extensively to teach both knitting and crochet. Her articles and designs have appeared in many yarn company publications and magazines, including Interweave Crochet, Knitters and Knit 'N Style. Edie is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Socks to Knit for Those You Love, Fresh Vests to Knit, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy, The Crochet Answer Book, and Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs.

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