Thursday, 4 September 2008

I'm (almost) published!!!!!

Back in February/March I took part in a fingerless glove swap on ravelry. I wanted to knit gloves for my partner rather than my usual crochet but couldn't find any patterns that had a little bit of WOW! but were easy enough for a knitting numpty like me to work up.

So I designed my own.

Once they were done I was so chuffed with them that I posted pics in my projects. Which prompted a message from another raveller who said that her friend was putting together a whole book on fingerless gloves & would I be interested in publishing my pattern.

Would I? Hell, yes! And if you take a look at the cover of Off The Cuff you'll see that Signs of Spring are not only in the book but ON THE COVER! Sorry for shouting there but Gordon Bennet - my glove is on the COVER of a book (it's the yellow one on the bottom right in case anyone was wondering). And not only that but the lovely lady got me to design another 2 variations of the pattern too!

So if anyone is interested in fingerless gloves I urge you to check this book out. It's a how to design your own gloves book with a generous helping of ready to make patterns too & they are gorgeous - just head on over to the site & scroll down for pics of some of the gloves. I'm already mentally cataloguing my stash to see which yarns I can use for my favourites.

6 comments:

Jonathan said...

Congrats on your upcoming publication. That is way cool! I'm headed back to Ravelry to check your fingerless gloves out in your projects. :-)

Karen
tinkarenknit

Karen said...

Oops. . . I posted that last comment without realizing that my son was still logged into gmail.
Let's see if I can do it right this time.

Again, congrats.

Karen

Lindsay said...

Congratulations! You must be very excited!

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Oh, congratulations! I miss you on MN, please do come back on and say hi.

x

igel said...

Congrats, Shirley! I'm so excited for you! Those fingerless gloves are darling--I can't wait to see the book.

alce said...

Wow! Congratulations! I hope this is the start of something huge. :-)