Tuesday, November 9, 2010

tiger lily

Quite unexpectedly, I received a book in the mail last week - Stitch n' Bitch: Superstar Knitting by Debbie Stoller. Inside this book is a secret I've been keeping for about 3 years, and much of that time, I wasn't sure if I would ever get to share it with you. You see, at the very end, on page 344, you will find a pattern by me. Crazy, eh?


You will notice that this is my original Tiger pattern. I was actually asked to submit this pattern for the book (even more crazy). Afterwards, I decided to change the one I sell, so it wouldn't compete with Debbie Stoller's book. I really love the new design, and asked if they would rather have that one, but I guess they decided to stick with the original. It's in good company, for sure, as the whole book is one beautiful pattern after another (I may need another break from knitting toys, after I have a good look at everything in there).

I'm not sure if this is going to change things for me. It still feels a bit unreal, as I did the work so long ago, and the book was released just last week. I suppose I will have to wait and see how many people make it to the very last pattern, and come looking to see what else I've done.

14 comments:

EcoKnitter said...

wow amazing congrats!!!

Alisa said...

Congratulations!! You're a big shot now! You deserve it, your patterns are so amazing to knit!

Allison said...

Congrats! That must be so exciting to see it in print at last. :)

Wincey said...

I've had so many compliments on the bunny I knit from your pattern, and I can't wait to do more. I'm thrilled that you'll be in a book of exquisite patterns, because yours fit that definition so well. I hope you get all the recognition you deserve, and I'll be able to say that I knit one of your patterns before you became totally famous! :)

Yarn Miracle said...

Yay! That's awesome!

CFCina said...

AWESOME!!! Congrats!
~ Kathy C. (Oregon)

Zibeline Knits said...

Fantastic! I just discovered your blog--so grateful for the baby socks pattern! Absolutely following you from now on. I love your animals. I also have a little knitting spot on Etsy ... do you belong to the Etsyknitters Team by any chance?

www.zibelineknits.blogspot.com

Nightgaunt said...

Hey way to GO! :D
You make such awesome patterns, you deserve the attention, no question! Hopefully it will bring you many more new fans and customers for your fantastic patterns!

JelliDonut said...

Awesome! Congratulations! Three years keeping a secret--even more awesome.

K said...

B - I'm no expert on craft books and how they sell, but I do know that my own books changed my life far less than I thought they might. Even so, seeing your own pattern on shiny paper between covers, and knowing you were pursued and requested and placed with other patterns you really like and respect should allow you a great deal of satisfaction. Your mother now has actual, legitimate bragging rights - and so do you. And the pattern looks great. Doesn't surprise me at all.

muckla said...
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muckla said...

That's great! I'm a big fan of your work and hope this book will also be a big success for you!
Best wishes
Manuela

Sara (a.k.a Sarloz) said...

Congrats! thats awesome!

jeloca said...

Congratulations! that's amazing- but so deserved- your patterns are just adorable. I hope it brings tons of shoppers your way! :)