Friday, June 15, 2007

Itty-Bitty Nursery and a Woolgirl

Hi Knitters,
I tried to get a few better shots of the promotional materials for Itty-Bitty Nursery. I think they turned out a little better but what I really need is a scanner. I'll have to look into that.
If you click to make these larger you will be able to read the print. I hope.

This little girl is so beautiful I could just eat her up with a spoon! The other two pacifier clip patterns include a frog and an elephant. I tried to include boys in this book! I always think there is a lack of boy cuteness available. It is a lot easier to design for girls in a lot of ways because the sky is the limit with color and you can go over the top and get away with it. Boy stuff requires subtlety in color and design to an extent. It can be a little trickier.
The babies are all from the Minneapolis area. They grow them good up there! I just love these babies. They are so sweet and I can tell they have big personalities to boot.

This is the back of the book. The tour locations are not complete as I am already scheduled for several cities not included on this list. We'll have to wait and see where I end up going. The tour is being scheduled for this upcoming fall. I'll keep you updated on all of that stuff. I love that baby in the white one-piece outfit on the blanket. I used to dress my babies in those one-piece snuggly outfits. They just look so comfortable on those little round bodies.
Okay knitters, just take a look at what I received in the mail today. I am so excited about this package. I have such a thing for watermelons. I love the colors of watermelons inside and out. It just looks like summer to me. When my daughters were babies they both had watermelon swimsuits and I had a watermelon beach towel growing up that I loved (I still have it). Anyway, it has been a common theme around me forever. Most of all I love to eat watermelon. My mom would always slice up watermelon in finger-food size squares for us, plus she would pick out all of the seeds. This was before seedless watermelon. She always did those little extra things that made you feel so loved. Oh, it was such a treat and a great way to eat it. I am trying to think of how I can include watermelons in my next book project. I know I'll find a way.
When I checked out the new summer knitty I saw an ad for Woolgirl and I clicked onto it. I was pleasantly surprised. This shop out of Oregon has a wonderful selection of yarns. You should check it out when you get a chance. When I saw the Sereknity yarns in these beautiful watermelon color ways I just had to get some. I bought fingering weight and sport weight in watermelon and I love them both. This is fantastic yarn.

Jennifer Jett is the owner and boy did she do a nice job with the packaging. The yarn came enclosed in plastic and wrapped in colorful tissue paper with cute stickers and ribbon. She included a sweet sheep stitch marker (love it!), some Soak and a handwritten note card thanking me for the order. I want to thank her for making this purchase such a treat. I feel like I have been gifted even though I made the purchase! That's how retail should be if you ask me. I will be back for more and soon.

Thanks for the kind responses this week.

best, susie

7 comments:

Kim U said...

Thanks for the book sneak peak! It all looks wonderful & fun.

Betz White said...

Hey! Thanks for the shout out...haven't had a chance to give the podcast a listen but I bet it's fab.

Meanwhile look at you, book love! baby love! yarn love! Oh, it's too much, really. I'm beside myself.

peaknits said...

I love watermelon - and your yarn! I made some socks with Watermelon yarn that knit up in the colors of a watermelon right down to the seeds! My sensitive daughter never wore them:( I need to make them bigger! Thank you for the tip on customer service over at woolgirl - I may just have to meander over and tell them "Susie sent me!"

p.s. I want a cupcake hat, pacifier holder and that cute chicken pleeeze! :)

Carla said...

first time commenter, long time reader here ;) I had to comment that I'm looking forward to getting the new book! I'm very interested in that teapot on the cover! Great job!

(oh and while I'm currently a New Yorker by geographical circumstance, I'm a Madisonian at heart, having lived there until late 2004)

Adrienne said...

You would think "I" am having a baby as excited as i am! Can't wait to get it!!!!

Kristin Nicholas said...

Looks like a totally cute book - can't wait to see it in the bookstore soon.

Congrats - it's like birthing a baby, isn't it?

Kristin

Jill said...

Gosh, that book is awesome - it's going to be huge hit! Love the photography! The oversized peas and carrots would be so cute in a nursery!

Great gift, I mean buy from Woolgirl - love the watermelon colors.