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November 10, 2010


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Sarah Jane

The book looks amazing! Can't wait!!

Kristi aka FiberFool

Yay! On all counts. Now if you can send some of those positive vibes my direciton... ;-)

Deborah Robson

Sarah Jane, I *hope* it's amazing. I have zero perspective and multiple deadlines right now. I know the pictures are pretty!

Happy to share positive vibes, Kristi.


I like the cover. They managed to cram a whole lot into it. Gives a good feel of what might be inside...I know, I hopelessly still judge books by their covers. At least initially.

L.M. Cunningham

I can hear some of the tension release out of your shoulders from here. :-)

My two weeks at Ragdale (with excursions to Chicago) were great: a chance to knit uninterrupted, finishing my project early and creating some new work that I hadn't even thought of before I got there.

You could use a stretch like that at some point, I bet....


What a beautiful cover!! Can't wait 'til this book comes out. The little teasers of your blog reminds me of peeking at the ultrasounds before the baby is born.

I'm one of the students in your Michigan class. WooHoo! Spent part of today over hauling my wheels for winter and deciding which one to bring for the workshop.


Nice to have some good news - all the way round. Great looking cover. Nice to have a publication date to share with people. :)



That is going to be one beautiful book! Glad to hear things are all moving along in the right direction.

Deb Robson

Covers are really important. Theyre like a mini-poster for the book. In many cases, thats all people see before they decide whether they want it or not; at the very least, its what will make them pick it up and check out the insides (or the flap copy).

Valerie, thanks for letting me know that youll be in the Michigan class. Its a WHOLE lot easier for me to prep for a class when I have a sense that there will be specific people there, instead of just a blur. Well have fun. Bring questions. I might know the answer, and if I dont I probably know whether the answer can be found and where to start hunting for it. I love questions.

Linda, youre right. I could use something like Ragdale after the book goes to press (and Im off duty). Im going to need to re-set my brain (while maintaining continuity as well).

Susan J. Tweit

Great cover! It's appealing and detailed without seeming crowded. As a mini-poster, it definitely works for me. And great news about your travel reimbursement from the knit camp tutors fund. That's just such a relief. Now remember to breathe as you continue to go through those pages, and as you prepare for the Michigan excursion. Let those shoulders relax!

Kathryn | Alpacamundo

Congratulations on all fronts!!


That looks like it's going to be a WONDERFUL book!


What an accomplishment. The cover is lovely.

I looked but couldn't a schedule of your classes/workshops here. Maybe you could post one?

Deborah Robson

I'm working on breathing, Susan, and relaxing my shoulders. I went and got a desperation shoulder massage last week. It was way overdue, and it helped.

et, I don't teach often enough to have made it useful to maintain a schedule of classes or workshops. For the past twenty years, I've taught about once every year or two--too busy making magazines and books (almost all written by other people). My teaching for 2010/2011 is at an all-time high!

I'll be at The Spinning Loft in Michigan this month; and at the Conference of Northern California Handweavers next May. http://www.cnch.org/conferences/2011-sutter-creek/ There's also been some rumbling about having me at SOAR in 2011, too, although nothing firm there yet.

And I taught at UK Knit Camp this past August, and at Sock Summit in August 2009.


Is now a good time to tell you that there's a spelling mistake?

Deborah Robson

Fred, sure, now's a good time to tell me that there's a spelling mistake. There's always a spelling mistake. On the blog, they happen because I'm typing too fast and haven't put my glasses on. In books, they happen because gremlins sneak in and add them after everything's been proofread ten times.

Nancy Lea

Hi, I am a weaver in the US Southeast. Ruth Elleson passed on a "tweet" about your book. I am "following" you and would love it if you'd "drop in" to my website. It is a tad under-tended at the moment since I have been recovering from FOUR back-surgeries, so mostly have been knitting Xmas gifts for the past three months!

Nancy Lea

Oops, no, it was Laura Fry who re-tweeted! My friend Ruth "retweets" so often that I guess I associate them with her..not quite awake yet!!
Great dogs! I have three little guys...a terrier mix, an elderly Chi and a mostly-Papillon mix. Frankly I think he's NOT a mix, but, given his small size, it's entirely possible that he has a little chihuahua in his DNA. All rescues.

Deb Robson

Knitting is definitely more portable than weaving, especially of the type you do, Nancy Lea! Lovely stuff. Hope you heal quickly. Looks like the dogs will help a lot.

My loom (Glimakra) has been set up at a friends house for a while. Im so glad its being used. All my available space is stuffed with boxes of fiber. Not to mention my time wry grin.


All fantastic news, the book looks great and the folks in Michigan are lucky to have you on the way to teach them.



HURRAY! WONDERFUL! GREAT! Love the cover color. The teaching sounds good, everything sounds great... and yes, you really really need a break when this is over. If you're looking for a spot to visit for get away, I have a nice guestroom...with highspeed internet. :) Direct flights from Denver to Winnipeg, I've heard. Just saying...

Wow. All such good news!

JC Briar

Whoo hoo! Congrats, Deb.

Melissa Weaver Dunning

I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. It's going to be such a terrific resource!

And thanks for sharing so much of the process on your blog - it' quite an eye-opener.

Anna McCarthy

Mmm. Can't wait. I have total confidence in your fiber anything. It will simply be the best and cause me to buy many stupid things I don't need.

Anna McCarthy

I meant that I would succumb to more and different fleeces, of course. You do get foot in mouth disease from the fleeces as well.

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