Thursday, June 14, 2007

Sneak Peek

Hi Knitters,
Look what just arrived in my basement. That's all I'm going to say about that. I know you are jealous about this summer treat.
Luckily, this Artisan Catalog arrived the same day as the drum set. It is the fall 2007 Artisan catalog. Artisan is my publisher if you don't know. I am excited to show you a sneak preview of a tiny bit of Itty-Bitty Nursery.
I know the pictures aren't the clearest, a little glare is going on. I am running out the door in a minute so I don't have time to re-do right now. Maybe I'll try again later or get my son to do it for me.
The sweater and pillow set are made in Blue Sky Alpaca and they are such a fun knit. It is garter stitch heaven. I have a funny story about this set I'll share with you later. The cover shots, the cupcake hat, scarf and mitten set, the polka dot chickens, the pacifier clip (there are three different clips in the book) and the patches blanket are all made with Rowan yarns, my all-time favorite company.
The peas and carrots pillows are made with Crystal Palace cotton chenille which is a great baby yarn. Anyway, it's all looking good.
The other fun thing about getting a catalog from your publisher is that I get to see who the other authors are that are releasing books the same time as I am. Artisan publishes a wide variety of books, mainly cook books I would say, but they cover many other topics as well. They are a part of Workman Publishing. The whole thing interests me to no end.
One last thing or maybe two, congratulations to my sweet 5th grade girl for completing elementary school. She is on to the much larger middle school next year. It is a milestone for any child. We are very proud of her. She is filled with sweetness and love. You can see that I wasn't lying about my husband's height. My sister picked the bouquet from her garden, what a treat. The gym was at least 100 degrees. Isn't that always the case?
The Inspiration Wednesday podcast was released yesterday. It is a fun listen, only about 30 minutes. Adrienne does a great job. Her friend Toya, who she does the podcast with wasn't there due to computer problems. For a little inside track and a laugh, you wouldn't believe how tired and worn out I was when I received Adrienne's call for the interview. It was at 8pm, which normally wouldn't be that late, but it had been one of the busiest, most hectic and stressful days I can remember. I literally had not sat down all day. Not to mention that I had gotten up at 3:30am that morning and I had to take an anti-histamine for horrible allergy problems which only added to the fog. I even considered rescheduling with Adrienne but decided against it. Then when Adrienne called me she told me she was completely exhausted and had her tire blow out on the way to or from work that day. You probably wouldn't notice my tiredness too much, but I thought letting you know might add to your listening experience. We both just laughed about it all and carried on.
That's just what you do in life!
best, susie

12 comments:

Jill said...

SUSAN! That book… oooooo, I can't wait!!!

Canuckknits said...

The book looks great! Can't wait until it is released..I'm there at the bookstore! Any idea on the release date yet? Congruatulation on your daughters graduation, what a good looking bunch you are!! Take Care! Regards from Ontario, Canada!
Kirsty

Canuckknits said...

The book looks great! Can't wait until it is released..I'm there at the bookstore! Any idea on the release date yet? Congruatulation on your daughters graduation, what a good looking bunch you are!! Take Care! Regards from Ontario, Canada!
Kirsty

Libby said...

I can't wait until your next book is released. It looks fabulous!! Great work and Congrats!

Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

Susie, I've been lurking for a while but had to leave a comment when I saw your newest book! I saw your first book at Barnes & Noble last fall and was enticed to try knitting, solely based on the beautiful hats! I was a crocheter up til then.

Now I am in love with knitting, thanks to your beautiful book! I've made several of the hats and stumbled upon your blog recently. Your Good Charlotte blanket is wonderful! Your newest book looks fantastic, and I can't wait to buy it. Thank you for encouraging me through your blog--what a treat!

Sarah said...

Oh my word. I cannot wait to knit that cupcake hat!

Congratulations on your daughter's graduation - what a big step.

Mandy said...

Congratulations to your daughter on finishing up 5th grade! (Do you have those "she is growing up way too fast" moments?)

The book looks so wonderful! I can't wait to get my hands on it!! I have so enjoyed itty-bitty hats, I can't imagine what fun I can have with this one!

Adrienne said...

LOOKS SO CUTE!!!!!!!! Can't wait!!! And thanks so much for the interview! It was really fun!

dorothee said...

Congrats to your little girl!
The sneak peek looks good, can't wait until the release (which will in Germany be in November). Great work!

peaknits said...

Love the book - feeling very honored to have had a "sneak peek" myself:) I love the little chicken! Congrats to your daughter - on to the big middle school!

toya said...

thanks for doing the podcast Susan, it was so fun to hear you voice, let me tell you, I listen to it like 3 times, so much fun and I can wait to pick up a copy of your new book, great sneak peak

Wool Winder said...

Love the pacifier holder. Now why didn't I think of that? Will definitely by buying this book.