While writing this, I am 85% terrified and 15% excited. I suspect that ratio will continue in that trend until I have most of this project pinned down.
Angie, what are you talking about?
Aha! Well, if you’d listened to the Cottage Notebook podcast a couple weeks ago, you’d know! If you didn’t, you should, because Nadia is a delightful host, I ramble incessantly about tons of stuff, and I made THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT.
If you still want to go and listen to it, click here. It’s cool. I’ll wait.
All done? Cool, then you now know that I’m RELEASING A BOOK THIS YEAR.
Yup, you read that right. A book of geeky, nerdy knitting patterns with sizes to fit most human shaped mammals. When I say most, I mean most: I plan to have garment sizes up to US 28.
Tell me more!
The book will have between 12 and 15 patterns, and hopefully be released in autumn, just in time for you to stock up your stash and get started. There will be three large projects (ie garments) and the rest will be super cool geeky accessories, homeware, and things all geeks need, like dice bags. (Have you seen the Cthulhu dice bag pattern? IT’S FREE.)
Will any of the patterns feature GamerCrafting yarns?
If I decide to have any of the patterns feature my hand dyed yarns, it will only be one or two, and be a pattern that you can sub yarn if you want. Though I’d rather you buy my awesome hand dyed geeky yarns, I understand that if all my wildest dreams come true and the book is a WILD AND RUNAWAY SUCCESS, I might not be able to keep up with yarn demand. Unless a mysterious benefactor wants to pony up the cash for me to get a studio space.
(Side note: Dear mysterious benefactor(s),
I would love a studio space to dye yarn so I can dye more at once and also so my kitchen can return to its normal shade of “not covered in dye.” I thank you in advance.
Where will I be able to get the book?
The book will be released as an ebook on Amazon, but I hope to get physical copies to sell from the Etsy shop and at any/all shows I happen to do after the book gets released. You might want a hard copy: the book will be set up as a super cute picture book style LGBT friendly “story.” The patterns will be in the second half of the book. I’m self publishing so this is all on me: designing, formatting, photography, test knitting, more formatting, getting an ISBN, the whole shebang. That all costs cold hard cash up front, so I hope no one goes “OMG WHY DO I HAVE TO *PAY* FOR THIS BOOK I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’RE SO GREEDY, ANGIE.” I’ll be eating Ramen noodles for the first half of 2017 to get this book published, so slow your roll.
Le voila. The BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. I’m going to go frantically knit (while wincing because my wrist is still acting up), plan patterns, and try to get this thing on the road to completion. Now that I’ve written this, the ratio is now 84% terrified, 16% excited. Follow this blog on Bloglovin so you don’t miss any book updates as I start to release sneak peeks and talk about the process of working on a book without a publisher, all by myself.
Also, there was a big huge Etsy shop update with looaaadddss of new cotton yarn shades! Also again, like GamerCrafting on Facebook because I occasionally post exclusive discount codes or giveaways on there.