Look what came in the mail last week!

Posted on | December 19, 2011 | 22 Comments

My books from Interweave arrived last week and it’s so exciting to finally be able to hold a physical copy in my hands at last. In the coming weeks, I’ll be talking about the designs that make up the book as well as the design process for some of them.  Post any questions you might like answered in the comments.  I’ll also do a book giveaway after the new year, so stay tuned!



22 Responses to “Look what came in the mail last week!”

  1. carrie
    December 19th, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    I can’t wait to see the book.

  2. astoria
    December 19th, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    The cover is beautiful, I can’t wait to hear more about the book!

  3. MJ
    December 19th, 2011 @ 3:33 pm


  4. Melynda
    December 19th, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

    Excited to see the collection and learn more about it- what a great early Christmas present for you!

  5. Kathleen
    December 19th, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    Congratulations, Connie! The pics on Ravelry have been great – can’t wait to see the whole thing.

  6. affiknity
    December 20th, 2011 @ 12:43 am


  7. Cassandra
    December 20th, 2011 @ 4:36 am

    So happy to see this come out! I’ve always loved your patterns and a whole book — goes straight on my wishlist.

  8. Lisette
    December 20th, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    How exciting! Congratulations!

  9. Sharon V
    December 20th, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    I’ve been waiting so patiently for this book and I can’t wait to get my copy!

    Happy Holidays!

  10. Janieb
    December 20th, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

    Whoops I meant to say what is your fave textured st?

  11. LuisaM
    December 20th, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

    Wow! Congratulations!
    I wanted to give myself this beauty for Christmas…
    Looking forward to learn about the designs.

  12. Natalie
    December 20th, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

    It’s really real! The book is gorgeous.

  13. Gail
    December 21st, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    WOW! Congratulations – what a thrill!

  14. Maryse
    December 23rd, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    Congratulations! I have no doubt it’s a beautiful book! I look forward to learn more about it!

  15. Sarah R
    December 29th, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    Your book was on my Wish List so I had to wait until after Christmas to see if anyone was smart enough to buy it for me. They weren’t so it was in my Amazon cart and then purchased the day after Christmas. I can’t wait to have it in my hands!!

  16. Angela
    January 3rd, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    How exciting!! Sorry for the late response; I just saw this post– didn’t realize how long it had been since I checked on my favorite blogs. Anyway I ordered a copy and can’t wait to see it!

  17. Laurie Kramer
    January 3rd, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    Gorgeous book! I purchased both the digital & paperback versions…
    I do have a question that I am hoping you can help with…
    I’ve done a swatch of the Starflower Hat and worked two 20 row repeats, but the lace pattern is not turning out correctly. I’ve searched for possible errata online with no luck. Can you take a look at the lace pattern? I think the problem might be in rows 5 or 7. I will try to graph it out and see if I can locate the (likely MY) error.
    I hope you can help!
    Terrific job on the book, the patterns ARE GORGEOUS! Loving it!

  18. Pamela Beeching
    January 8th, 2012 @ 4:18 am

    Got the book, got the needles, bought the yarn and finished ‘Professoressa’ (picture on Ravelry somewhere – Pamela_Bee). Brilliant pattern! The sleeves fit nicely into the armholes without any jiggery-tweakery, the neckband slots into place, the front panels look terrific and the whole knitting experience was great. Logical, classy and fun.

    I’m off to do the ‘Raindrop Cardigan’. Great book – you did so well and I’m grateful to you for writing it.

    Kind regards,

  19. Lissa
    January 9th, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    Hello Connie,

    I just found your blog today via the lion Brand blog; I’ve been admiring your patterns for months on Ravelry, and am pleased to attend your lecture on Thursday night! If you’ll have copies of your book on hand, I’d love to purchase a volume that night.


  20. Julie
    January 14th, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    I saw and heard you speak at the book signing on Thursday at Lion Brand Studio. Your designs are beautifully elegant and you are personally charming. Just loved the samplers you passed around! I’m convinced – the book is ordered and I plan to focus on finer yarns and smaller needles for awhile.

  21. Sandra Long
    January 28th, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    In answer to Laurie Kramer’s problem with the Starflower hat. It isn’t you. The problem starts with row 7. The marker needs to be moved back 1 stitch and thereafter there is a need for a 2nd move. I didn’t keep track because after tearing back my work 2 times I just starting making the corrections on the run. Also notice that in the decrease section, the instruction goes from row 1 to rows 3-5. I skipped to row 3 and it was fine. I love the look of many of these patterns and was very excited to start the Starflower hat, but was very frustrated with the errors that caused rework. I will put this book aside until an errata comes out.

  22. changcon
    January 28th, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of designers, their tech editors, and editors, errata in knitting patterns are almost unavoidable. We do keep abreast of errors as best we can and when a knitter calls my attention to a potential error, I send along the questions to my editors as well as investigate on my own. I try to keep the ravelry pattern page updated on errata, so please check there first before starting a pattern. In the Starflower Hat case, the errata Laurie Kramer pointed out have been posted: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/starflower-hat

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