Looky here!
Friday May 11th 2007, 1:44 pm
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort"

I was expecting my author’s advance copy today. The doorbell rang, I thought, oh good! But when I opened the door, instead, I found this:

I thought, Richard had flowers delivered for Mother’s Day? Huh. Well, that was nice of him (hmm). But then I read the tag: it was from my editors at Martingale, telling me congratulations on my book. Cool! Thank you!

What they didn’t know, was, the local florist they’d ordered it through was a car mechanic who loved flowers and started selling a few on the side; not your usual auto-repair-shop look. Gradually they took over and booted the cars out, and there you go. The guy is one of those really nice people that you hope does really well, so, having my flowers come from him just totally makes my day.

Eventually, the doorbell rang again:

And my son grabbed the camera and started snapping. And there you go. Thank you, Martingale!

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Whoohoooooooooooooooooo!!! Congratulations!! It’s real. 🙂 At least, that’s what I’d be thinking if I had a copy of my own book in my hands. 😀

Rumor has it you’ll be with Lisa Souza at Stitches East?

Comment by KT 05.11.07 @ 3:17 pm

Thank you! And oh, yes! And yes, Lisa Souza’s at Stitches East, that’s the plan.

Comment by AlisonH 05.11.07 @ 3:37 pm

Wooooohooooooooooo! Giant congratulations!!!

Comment by Romi 05.11.07 @ 7:09 pm

Well I’ll have to do my darndest and get down there and finally see you in person. I just pre-ordered the book the other day!

Comment by Karin 05.11.07 @ 7:13 pm

Congratulations! Better leave that one out on the table. 😉

Comment by Marlene 05.11.07 @ 10:48 pm

YAY! Sounds like a terrific day to me!

Comment by Amanda1 05.12.07 @ 4:15 am

THAT’s SO EXCITING! You look so happy holding that book! I can’t wait to get my copy. The flowers are gorgeous too – I’d love to know the name of the shop.

Comment by Allison 05.12.07 @ 8:26 am

Barron Park Nursery and Florist on El Camino, a little ways south of the Fish Market, same side. The first of the lily buds opened overnight, and the flowers are only going to be getting prettier and prettier–there are a huge number of lily blossoms yet to show. They’re very beautiful. It just totally makes my day to look at them. And the book. And the emails and comments. And the flowers again. Life is good!

Comment by AlisonH 05.12.07 @ 10:31 am

That’s awesome, Alison!! Way to go and congratulations on being published!!

Miss Knotty

Comment by Miss Knotty 05.12.07 @ 1:41 pm

Oh, and Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow!

-Miss K.

Comment by Miss Knotty 05.12.07 @ 1:42 pm

Sorry. I doubt I can cope. Here I’ve been thinking of you as the creator of pink carc, the dyer of bird poop yarn, the knitter of dog hair scrunchies.

And now I’m presented with incontrovertible evidence of you as author of a very polished and inviting looking knitting book.

I know full well you’ve never misled me. I can imagine (or remember) your writing about how it’s all part of the creative process. That’s quite a creative process, I’d say. Congratulations Alison!

Comment by Robin MacAskill 05.12.07 @ 3:03 pm

Rofl, Robin!!!

Comment by AlisonH 05.12.07 @ 3:32 pm

I can’t wait to get your book!!!

Comment by knitting by Steph 05.12.07 @ 6:59 pm

That is wonderful news! I can’t wait to see the book. But, you did not have to go write a book for us to know how wonderful you are!
I can now say that I am efriends with a published author.

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Comment by CjSachiko 05.14.07 @ 8:33 am

Thank you!

Comment by AlisonH 05.14.07 @ 7:10 pm

I can not tell you how happy I am for you. A book is a very, very big deal. Congratulations.

Comment by ColorJoy LynnH 05.16.07 @ 8:31 am

I have wanted to be an author since I was old enough to scribble my name. I owe Martingale much.

Comment by AlisonH 05.16.07 @ 10:52 am

Congratulations! It must feel amazing to have a tangible proof of your accomplishment 😀

Comment by Adrian 05.25.07 @ 6:01 am

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