Yesterday I took the day off to have fish and chips at a seaside town with a friend & her dog which was a nice stress buster. Summer is in its late stages here in the UK — and so is the This Thing of Paper project. Behind the scenes we are very busy with ticking things off lists and making sure that we are on track. It is not quite the most glamorous part of the process, but it feels rather satisfying. Team Bookish has been expanded as a result of all this activity: please join me in welcoming the lovely Penny. Some of you will start hearing from Penny rather than me as she is dealing with day-to-day business while I'm busy elsewhere. I have been working flat-out over the last six months, so it was definitely time to start delegating rather than risk burn-out! People have begun asking me if the book will be available to purchase for non-Kickstarter backers. Yes, of course! This is one of the things we are currently working on! If you are a yarn shop or retailer who'd like to pre-order copies, please get in touch.
I have been sharing sneaky glimpses of This Thing of Paper. I'll be sharing actual details soon, but I thought you might also like to see the photos.
Speaking of Instagram, a few people have started a very informal KAL which they call #karielaceshawlkal - I am told there are no rules except the pattern has to be by yours truly (Mahy is getting a lot of love, as is Karise), you tag your photos with the aforementioned hashtag, and you have a great time hanging out with everyone else. No deadline. No yarns you absolutely have to use. No nonsense. We do not like nonsense.
However, there is no rule forbidding me from offering informal prizes! I've started a thread in the Ravelry group with more details — feel free to check in there but mostly you should just hang out with like-minded folks on Instagram. I love browsing the hashtag after a busy day and seeing all the creativity on display.
Phew. Back to my list and thank you so much for all your support. This is such a strange, exiting time for me.