It’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?