Hard Pressed

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…as in seriously hard-pressed to find my writing mojo.  Between Ravely, Facebook, Plurk & Twitter, I’m all worded out.  The social media thing seems to be the in thing and phasing out the blog thing.  But sometimes there’s news of such a stupendous level that plurking & tweeting just doesn’t seem to be enough, and today I have just such an occasion.  Well, 3 to be exact.  All of them have one common theme:  Press

First, the release of Annie Modesitt’s new book:  1000 Fabulous Knit Hats.  Even though none of my hats were amongst the winning ones, I have 4 of them in there.  I know!  I contributed a whole .04% of that book.  I only wish I knew which of my hats are featured.  I think I submitted pictures of at least 6 of them.  I guess I’ll have to buy the book to find out.  Just think, I can now include the sentence “As Featured in 1000 Fabulous Knit Hats” to the pattern of those selected!

And as if that isn’t enough, one of my patterns has been selected to be featured in the 2011 Knitting Pattern-A-Day calendar.  My Clamber cap is Miss February 21, 2011!  She is all a-twitter…see?

Clamber2sm momhatsm

And last, but certainly not least, I’m getting published in a honest-t0-goodness magazine:  I will have a pattern in a upcoming issue of Yarn Forward.  I’m not quite sure yet which issue the pattern will be in, so if anyone subscribes to Yarn Forward and sees an Eton Cap pattern by Laura Wilson-Martos, please let me know!

Also, if anyone has any extra pattern-writing mojo, can they send it my way?  I’ve got 2 patterns I need to transfer from my head and scrawled notes into charts and written instructions, and also test knit 2 more sock patterns before publishing them.  But, it seems like all I want to do is knit on the February Baby Sweater for my newest little niece, Meilena.

Meilena june 2010Look at the hands on her!  She’s a natural-born knitter if ever I saw one!  You’d be hard-pressed not to go all melty at the adorableness!

7 Responses

  1. Sunnyknitter

    Congrats! Awesome news all around. And might I just add, the MGYC selection is beautiful. (I’m too sucked in to all your good news right now to be mean. Mean programming will return later.)

  2. Congrats, Laura!

  3. Congrats! I think I have a hat in there too – like you I will have to buy the book to check 😉 Yarn Forward are great to work for – I’ve done a couple of designs for them and have a couple more in negotiation ( hopefully) oh! and your niece is adorable!

  4. Congratulations on having your designs published!

    Look at that sweet little face – I can see why all you want to work on is something for that beautiful little girl! We must have pictures of her in her sweater when you finish (or when she fits into it – she is just a little peanut, isn’t she?)

  5. just cast on an Eton cap for my cool teen daughter. It’s a fab pattern!

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