So where have I been?

October 27th, 2004 · 19 Comments · Uncategorized

*ahem* Heh, heh. Looking over my blog, it’s obvious even to me, the queen of denial, that I’ve shown you very little crochet lately. So I’ll come clean and tell you I’ve had three patterns accepted for a new crochet book that will be published next year. I was trying to keep it a big secret, but it’s been eating up so much of my crochet time I have little else to write about. Of course, I’ll keep on blogging, but if you find yourself wondering why I’ve only produced half of a Christmas stocking in the past two weeks, you’ll know why. :D

I am writing the patterns as well as crocheting the projects, which I will send in to be photographed for the book. They’re due by Thanksgiving, so wish me luck!

Here’s a little sneak preview:

I’ve also promised Kim a tutorial for Crochet me, so I’d better get movin’!

19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 PJ // Oct 28, 2004 at 5:23 pm

    CONGRATS!!!!! Look forward to hearing the name of the book! Let me ask— how did you ‘enter’ the market…or is that a secret?? I know your so excited!

  • 2 Lynette // Oct 29, 2004 at 2:51 pm

    Congratulations Donna. I look forward to seeing your patterns in the book. Maybe I’ll know how to crochet by then.

  • 3 Kimberly // Oct 29, 2004 at 12:19 am


    I’m so excited for you.

    Once you can, let us know the title of the book. I’ll buy it just because your patterns are in it!

  • 4 Michelle // Oct 28, 2004 at 6:48 am

    Congratulations! How exciting for you.

  • 5 Cheryl // Oct 28, 2004 at 8:50 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve been crocheting for years and I know it takes a certain kind of skill to design. I don’t have it but I admire those who do. Excellent!

  • 6 Tiff // Oct 28, 2004 at 4:49 am

    Congratulations! :) I can’t wait to see more!

  • 7 sUsAn // Oct 29, 2004 at 7:44 pm

    cOnGrAtUlAtIoNs, Donna!!!!!!

  • 8 Vera // Oct 28, 2004 at 10:23 am

    Great news! Keep us posted.

  • 9 rebecca // Oct 29, 2004 at 5:15 pm

    i am just jumping up and down for you, girl! THREE patterns! fabulous!!! i can’t wait to buy the book and show people “i ‘know’ the designer” name-dropping in the crochet world. ;-P

  • 10 Julie // Oct 28, 2004 at 1:00 am

    Luck luck luck!!! And congratulations!!! :)

  • 11 jenn // Oct 28, 2004 at 5:54 pm

    Neat-O!!! Cool Beans on getting published! What a wonderful accomplishment. I can’t wait to see the book – and buy it ;-).

    PS – your “preview” looks WONDERFUL – a shawl maybe? I’m just guessing even if you didn’t say I could. ;-)

  • 12 Rachel // Oct 28, 2004 at 3:13 am

    Oh, Donna, how exciting! That must be so much fun to actually have patterns accepted for a book! I’m so happy for you…keep up the good work and don’t worry about the blogging, although we love hearing from you. :o)

  • 13 Heather Truelove // Oct 28, 2004 at 10:12 pm

    Re: Crocheted Shawl

    I was that you had “on my(your) mind.” the crocheted shawl. I am working that right now in Red Heart Fiesta with a G hook. It is coming out wonderfully. It is being purchased by a friend for her sisters birthday. It is quick and lots of fun with the variation and easy pattern. If you want to use thicker yarn and larger hook remember to chain less, as I am sure you know. I forgot to pay that close attention and it was super long. I have it at a good length now (close to what the pattern states.) Enjoy and have a great day! Congrats on the designs. Can you provide us with the name(s) of the magazines/books that your designs will be in…when you can! I look forward to seeing your work.

  • 14 Donna // Oct 28, 2004 at 11:42 pm

    Thank you everybody for the well wishes!

    By the way, the crocheted shawl Heather just mentioned in her comment is “On My Mind” in my sidebar. You can find the pattern at The Smart Yarns. Some day I will finally get around do doing that one! ;)

  • 15 Jayme // Oct 28, 2004 at 2:23 am

    That is SO great Donna!
    Congratulations on the patterns being published- I can’t wait to see them!
    You lil devil girl, giving us such a great sneak preview…

  • 16 Jenn // Oct 28, 2004 at 3:13 pm

    Woo hoo! That’s great. I think I’d be afraid of that (if I COULD design, lol) cutting into my Christmas gift making panic time…LOL

  • 17 Chie // Oct 28, 2004 at 1:37 am

    WOW Donna, congratulations! This is such a exciting news! :)

  • 18 Mani // Oct 29, 2004 at 4:48 pm

    WOW! That’s great ! I was just in Border’s yesterday and wishing for more crochet books. Let us know the title – I will run and get it! I think some else asked already but how did you getting to publishing?
    Mani :)

  • 19 Emily // Oct 29, 2004 at 2:50 pm

    Yea Donna! You are a true force for the spread of crochet.

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