Thursday, March 21, 2013
Still working, not dead! LOL!!!
I've been a busy, busy gal this last week. It seems like every free moment I have is spent crocheting away. I've got multiple skeins strewn around the house and I just bounce from room to room and pick up a project and work away until it's time to change rooms. And when I'm not at home it's even worse. I've crocheted on a train, on a subway, in museums, in the lounge at my mechanic's while I waited for the car to be fixed up, on the lawn at Mims's school, and I would have crocheted at the movies but the popcorn makes my fingers too greasy. LOL!!
I'm finally done with all of my projects for the argyle book, which looks like it's going to be ready in time to go out next week for my ONE YEAR BLOGEVERSARY! Woot! I'm planning to offer it as a FREE download on Amazon on the 29th. I'm so excited!
As you know, I'm a non-sponsored, completely independent crochet designer (although I'm not opposed to it, if you're interested in placing an ad on the blog or sending me boxes and boxes of free yarn... :D Um, back to what I was saying...) and I'm trying to figure out the best way to get the word out about the free download day for my new book... Jake and I have been thinking of all sorts of ideas, but I thought I'd run them by you guys and see what you think. This whole thing is one big, lovely experiment, so if you've got a better idea, leave a comment or send me an email. I'm open to anything right now...
In the meantime, I was thinking of having a two big giveaways next week, plus some small giveaways... I thought I might enter everyone who helped me promote the new book into one drawing for a $20 gift card to Joann's or Michaels. Then I thought I'd do another giveaway for a second $20 gift card for all of the lovely people who leave a review of the new book on Amazon (or if it's a lovely critique, send it to me directly so that I can improve the book for everyone).
Then I thought I'd do a bunch of small giveaways and enter anyone who tells me that they downloaded the book. I ended up with a ton of leftover yarn from this book (some of it doesn't work for this technique, some of it I just didn't use) and I thought I'd clear out my artist space (otherwise known as the dining room) and share the yarn-y love.
Okay, so let me know what you think. I've got to get back to work on the book (one week left!) but I'll check in regularly to see what you think.
And in the meantime, you can check out a tiny preview of what's coming!
This is Jake. He's a good sport. I love the way his hat turned out. I think it looks so cool. He's holding the (finally!) finished argyle baby blanket. I have to say I was surprised at how crisp and awesomely different it turned out. I am so excited about this book, Dynamos!