Yesterday I received an exciting email from my editor at Roost Books. The very first cartons of my book, Adventures in Yarn Farming, have arrived at the warehouse. Any day now, I will hold a copy of my own book in my own hands for the first time. This is a big moment for me because, as some of you know, this book has been a long time coming and because the subject material of this book - sheep, wool, fiber-craft, knitting, farming, rural New England life - is central to who I am, my daily work and ultimately what feeds my soul.
I couldn't be more excited to share this news with you - and to share my book with the rest of the world, very, very soon.
My book will debut at the New York State Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck on October 19 & 20. I'll be autographing copies at the Merritt Booksellers Authors Event in building B, on both Saturday (from 1 - 3) and Sunday (from 2 - 3). I will bring the gorgeous samples of the knitting patterns (from favorite designers Kate Gilbert, Christa Giles, Lisa Lloyd, Marnie MacLean and Melissa Morgan-Oakes) from the book for display.
When I'm not at the authors event, you can find me in my booth, Foxfire Fiber & Designs, in building A, spaces 29-30 - my usual location. I'll have a colorful array of Cormo and Cormo blend yarns & fibers from my flock - and more copies of my book available.
To celebrate the launch, I'm offering the chance to win one 2014 membership to my farm's CSA Sheep Shares to those who visit me at Rhinebeck (at either the Merritts event or at my booth). Be sure to put your name in the drawing if you stop by.
Over the next two weeks I'll be sharing more glimpses of what my book holds in store. And I will offer a contest and prize drawing to celebrate this event with my blog readers, so stay tuned.
Will let you know when my very own first copy arrives. And in the meantime, you can learn more about Adventures in Yarn Farming here. My flock and I can't wait to share our farm's stories with you.