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Sock in progress – and The Book

I’ve now finished one of the Retro Rib socks, and started on the second one. I love the yarn – The Knittery’s merino/cashmere 4ply. I’ve used it before for mittens, and am going to love wearing these socks.

Sock 1 is pictured here with my major finished project of the week – The Book. My first author copy of my first novel, due out in Australia in September, has arrived. It’s beautiful. It’s still a thrill to hold it in my hands, and it’s sat for the past few days on the dining table, where I’m currently working, so I can always see it.

Retro Rib sock

Retro Rib sock

I’m off to San Francisco for a writers’ conference on Saturday, and will be taking sock 2 with me (and the book!) Knitterary will also be there, and we’re planning on going yarn shopping before the conference starts. I’ll have limited internet access for a while, but I’ll post pictures when I return of any stash enhancement I’ve done!

6 Responses to Sock in progress – and The Book

  • Leah says:

    Ooh congratulations – another major thrill!

  • knitterary says:

    Your book is gorgeous! So happy for you!

  • Rachael says:

    Congratulations on the book, will keep an eye out for it on the shelves come September!
    Have fun at the conference and looking forward to seeing the spoils of the yarn shopping!

  • M-H says:

    I am stuck dumb with wonder. Congratulations. And enjoy the trip. I love San Francisco. If you get the chance, visit Artfibers, upstairs @ 124 Sutter St. It’s not a yarn shop in the strictest sense, although it does sell yarn – it’s more like a yarn experience.

  • Jen says:

    OMG! OMG! OMG! A book! For real! That must feel so good! Congratultations!

  • Bron says:

    Thanks for the congrats, Leah, Theresa, Rachael, M-H, and Jen! And thanks for the Artfibers tip, M-H – definitely sounds like a place to visit! (I’m about to look it up on Google maps!)