Writing a crochet book has been a dream of mine since I started designing crochet patterns back in 2005. Fast forward to 2013: I am trying to wait patiently for my advance copy of Crocheting Clothes Kids Love to arrive! It is somewhere between California and Kuwait right now. Ellen Gormley got her copy last week, and was debating whether to open it or put it under the Christmas tree to prolong the moment of opening it! I jokingly suggested to her on Twitter that she could wait for me to receive my copy, then we could open them together via Skype and go through the book page by page. To my happy surprise, she agreed. I am super excited, not only to share the experience together, but to actually "meet" her. We have never met face to face or even spoken before! When we started the book, we thought we would need to talk on the phone, but as it turns out, email and photos worked well. That doesn't mean that many times during the process, I didn't wish we lived in the same city, so we could get together and talk about details!
It will be incredible to hold the book in my hands, and being able to open the package live with Ellen will be the icing on the cake. I am looking forward to showing the book to family and friends who supported me when I was working so hard on it. The book will be a reality to me once I actually have it in my possession! Here's hoping the postal service is running smoothly and Ellen and I won't have to wait too much longer!