Last Thursday there was a big ol' article about me on the front page of the Life & Style section of the Austin-American Statesman.
The cool thing about it was that it was written by the same reporter, Denise Gamino, who did the very first article ever on me when I started an Austin Stitch 'n Bitch group--way before Knitty Gritty. Kinda cool. Anyway, I really appreciate her support! If you're interested, read it here.
I spent New Years Eve with almost all of the Stylelicious girls. Hope and Karly (who live in the same duplex) had a party that was packed with people. Jen A. was home with her son Yoshi but besides myself, Jesse, Susann, Tina, and Jennifer P. were all there. It's really rare that we all get to see each other at the same time, which made an already hoppin' party an extra special treat for us!
Hey, speaking of Jennifer, as of today her show Craft Lab joins Knitty Gritty, Uncommon Threads, Creative Juice and B. Original on HGTV. Set your Tivo's for 9am daily to watch her!
Don't forget though, that different episodes of all of the aforementioned craft shows still air on DIY, every morning!
On the knitting/crochet front, this post is really just me procrastinating on projects for 5 deadlines over the next week and a half. I finished a market bag for a future issue of Knit.1 and sent off the pattern today. Also today, I need to make I-pod and Nano cozies for an issue of Creative Knitting. That won't take long though, once I actually get started. I promised Jonelle from SWTC that I'd finally start the runway project(s) for CHA (Craft & Hobby convention later this month) tomorrow-ish. The problem with working from home,and specifically, from my kitchen, is that I get distracted from work by things like the Christmas tree needing to get taken down and the house being a mess. Even if I just enclose the car port, I really need to get some studio space this year.
Oh, I almost forgot, Knitty Gritty Knits is now officially on shelves!
It's jam packed with tons of how-to info and projects from the first 3 seasons of Knitty Gritty. Check it out at your local book store or get it on-line here. I'll be updating the events calendar with tour dates/places as I get them.
Ok, enough babbling. Off to work!