It's out, it's out and it's in stock at Amazon.com if you care to purchase it there. I will be having the book in stock in my store too if you prefer to wait for my copies but I'm just so excited to see the book has made it print finally.
And thanks to Mia's suggestion on Facebook, if you would like a signed copy from me, I'm happy to do that too! There are 3 designs featuring Zen Yarn Garden yarns :)
I remember when Beth called me...I had a bit of a fan girl moment and then when I finally calmed down and we chatted, it was so nice. She had asked me if I thought writing a book about sock clubs would be a good idea to which I couldn't think of a reason not to and exclaimed "absolutely!". We talked about knitting with handpainted yarns and how she wanted to help with spreading the education of how to knit with them. It warmed my heart to hear because little did I know it then but now it fits in entirely with my business vision of uniqueness. Beth had already started thinking about sock clubs and their uniqueness before I had even solidified my vision. Serendipity!
Now, following my previous blog posting, I am going to quote from Beth because she sums up sock clubs and sock club knitting so well:
One of the special blessings of our process was the significant number of designs that came from sock clubs sponsored by independent dyers… Their yarns are striking and unique — most of the samples pictured are one-of-a-kind yarns. You may be able to order yarn that is similar; though it’s likely that no two hanks will be exactly the same. Variation is to be expected and variety is the spice!
Variety is indeed the spice of life. Variation is indeed to be expected and it is indeed a blessing to discover this with sock clubs. For all the dyers out there following their vision, don't ever feel deterred - let's keep creating! When you hear someone say "that's a shoddy dye job" just take it as fuel for your creative fire and keep doing what you do! There is always someone who will appreciate the beauty you are creating.
And in the spirit of the quote from Buddha, I give you a picture of the roses Mr. Zen brought home for me for my birthday last week. Take a moment to breathe in the beauty around you. It's everywhere!