The day has come. Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary is officially released! I am so excited.
One thing that I discovered when I talked to people about this book is that, for some, it took a few moments for the concept to sink in. When I told them that this is a stitch dictionary, they nodded like, “yeah, I love stitch dictionaries”! But when I explained that I took 150 stitch patterns and converted them so that they could also be in the round and bottom up and top down (as well as presenting them in their flat selves), they got this look in their eyes that said, “You mean I don’t have to convert them anymore so I can knit socks and hats and cowls and all that stuff?”
Plus, everything in the book is both written out and charted. And, with all the iterations, there are nearly 400 ways to knit the original 150 stitch patterns that I began with. One other cool thing is that it is spiral bound, so as you work from the stitch patterns, the book will lay perfectly flat...no more putting something heavy on top of one side to keep it from flipping closed. Also, there are patterns that accompany each chapter so you can swap in your favorite stitch patterns to add your own personal fingerprint.
Anyway. Whew! This one took awhile but I am so happy and proud. This is a beautiful book and I couldn't be happier.
There are some blog tours going on, so I’ll be tweeting about them on Twitter. Check out my feed at @KnitTonicWendy. We’ve had some issues with my blog host lately, so if this blog is wobbly, you’ll get the latest there.
Stay tuned for lots of book giveaways and a tutorial about using the Dictionary for yor own custom cowl using any yarn you want. I have swatched for the sample and I'm getting everything ready to go. Due to my blog host's latest issues, I will save my book giveaways for a little bit later when you're able to comment with gusto.
Thanks, friends, for being so supportive through the years. If it weren't for all of you, this wouldn't have ever happened.