Friday, July 27, 2007

Twisted Sisters Meets Mason Dixon

Back in May I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Ann Shayne of Mason Dixon Knitting fame. If any of you are Mason Dixon fans you'll already know that Ann and "fambly" spend a lot of time in the Monteagle Assembly which is 5 measly miles from moi. One would think that the two of us would knit together but as life speeds by we seem to wave frantically as we pass in opposite directions (see photo of life whizzing by). So last weekend I decided to call on Ann, flowers and copy of my new book in hand. We had an awesome visit as usual. We simply MUST get together more often.

Meanwhile Ann (whose middle name is Fun) has posted a contest on Mason Dixon Knitting and the prize is two skeins of LV ltd handspun. How cool is this? But the contest! O M G, just check it out...words fail me. I am still reeling from some of the comments. This gal really knows how to whip up an instant cyber party!

Also, Ann brought to my attention that Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters was number three on Amazon's knitting book bestseller list. At least is was yesterday. Not only did I stop breathing for about 15 minutes, but now I have a new obsession. Amazon updates the list every hour so this kind of status is fleeting at best. But nevertheless I'll probably wear out my mouse before next week. I can hear my chiropractor now: "How did this happen? Your eyes are bloodshot, your elbow is locked, you've got an acute case of carpel tunnel syndrome and your right index finger is swollen like a summer squash, not to mention the curvature of your spine. " Ego figure.


Lynne said...

I have not been around enough! You have a new book! I guess I've been a bit distracted by moving and all.
Will you be doing any workshops at say Taos?

Donna said...

Hi Lynne, congratulations on the second book. I just posted a 5 star review on amazon. You did a fantastic job of walking knitters through the design and knitting process, as well as in declawing the scary parts! I'm sure this book will become a classic in the sweater desing category.

Donna Druchunas