Wanna pet the knits?

So every now and then I pack up a bunch of knitting, offer up a small sacrifice to whatever spirits keep things safe in the postal system, and send trunk shows off to yarn shops.

This is your periodic reminder that if you want one to turn up at your local yarn shop, you can have them get in touch with me (just send them to pantsvillepress.com, there’s wholesale info there).

I know it sounds a little funny, but a lot of my best yarn shops found me because their customers came in knitting from my patterns or showing off one of my books at knit night.  Your yarn shop wants to know what you like!

There are Silk Road Socks shows at two stores right now (A Yarn Less Raveled in Danville CA and Hooked in Haddonfield NJ), and they’ll be visiting other shops in the coming months.  I’m sure they’d love you to stop in and say hi!

More incoming…

So at some point here I should probably start talking in detail about Silk Road Socks and how it will be out next month and how it’s full of lovely things and how I very much hope you will like it as much as I do.  But for right now, I’m just going to show you one of the sample socks I helped sort out (sometimes I put sample knitters in touch with yarn makers to get samples made for shows…which means I get to pet some truly lovely socks).

That’s one of the patterns in the book (I’ll tell you all about it later, don’t worry), shown here in Seven Sisters Arts Meridian in the color Quartzite.

And I’ll start nattering on about the book in the next week or two, but if you want to be sure you hear when it goes live, the little box down below will let you make that happen.


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So you’ll have to forgive me if things are a tiny bit quiet around here for the next few days.  It’s just about photo shoot time.  And, unlike most photo shoots (where I pack up the knitting and leave the house and am done in a day), this one is happening in my house.  That means that in addition to all the normal photo shoot prep, I have to make sure the whole house is clean and shiny.  So I may be a tiny bit crazed.

And as for why the shoot is happening here?  Well because that’s where all my rugs are, and this is the shoot for Silk Road Socks…

And wow am I going to have fun with it…

Well That Was Fast

You guys rock.  All the extra copies of Silk Road Socks are now spoken for!  They’re all in the mail headed to their new homes.  I’m ridiculously glad they’re going somewhere where they’ll be used (books would rather be used than hang out in closets).  And, if you missed them, the e version is still available through ravelry.

I’m off to TNNA tomorrow.  Which means today, I’m running around like a crazy person trying to get at least three days worth of stuff done.  A graceful and serene thing to see, I assure you.  But, on the off chance you’re looking for something to do while I pack, the lovely Wendy Johnson has a copy of Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet looking for a good home.  Maybe it wants to come live with you?

Back of the Closet

In preparing for the event at Knots, I stumbled across a few copies of Silk Road Socks.  I had thought they were all sold out (and had been feeling horribly guilty for what the used copies were selling for on Amazon), but it turns out there were a handful hiding out way in the back of the closet.  I took them with me to Knots, and most of them found homes with knitters there.  But I’ve got a few left.  And I do mean a few…like 16.

From time to time, I get messages from people who really wish they had a paper copy, and I always feel bad having to explain that they’re all gone.  Now that I’ve found a few extras, I figure that the best thing to do is to let you guys know that I’ve got this tiny stack of them available.  If you’re one of those folks who wishes you had the paper version, here’s your chance.  Just click this and paypal will take care of the rest.

The price is the same as always, $26.95 (plus shipping).  After you buy it, it will get your ravelry id from you so I can send you the e version (and if that ever doesn’t work, you can always just email me your paypal receipt). Paypal is set up to only let 16 people buy it, and when it’s gone it’s gone!