Out in the world

Well, my little bookis finally out in the world, and I couldn’t be happier. It seems like it’s been such a very long time since I first talked to someone about my idea, at a spare table at Rhinebeck two and a half years ago.

I’m so thrilled that those who have received the book already seem to like it, and can’t wait to share the joy of that perfect sweater with many more knitters. This has been such an exciting, exciting day.

I did a total guilty pleasure thing and had my sample knitter extraordinaire knit up a few of the book sweaters for me, with the mods I need. I can’t wait to share them with you over the next few weeks (and look for me wearing one at the release party this weekend, naturally). And, of course I have a plethora of book signing and workshop events over the next couple of months. This seemed like an appropriate time to share them with you!

But first: I so very much enjoyed reading all of your comments about your favorite sweaters. It reminded me, again, that our love for these sweaters is universal. That knitting ties together warmth, family, good times and bad times, cringe-worthy moments and special memories we can’t let go, all into this lovely looped fabric. Our craft touches us, and makes our lives richer. Our sweaters are much, much more than simple clothing. Thank you so much for sharing your sweaters, and through them your lives, with us.

Our lucky winner is Alejandra, who wrote:

My favorite sweater is a store bought grey pullover, with a hood. The color is so easy to wear, and the shape tapers just right, showing off that I do have a waist. And it is so comfy!

I’m excited to send her a copy of Knit to Flatter and yarn for the Dorica Hoodie. Alejandra, please check your email address and get in touch about your address. Congrats!

The rest of the week will be filled with more giveaways, but I wanted to take a moment to give a quick list of all of the various book signings and workshops I have coming up over the next month or so. There are a lot! And you can always find a complete list here on my classes and events page. But for the moment:

And of course, I have a few online tricks up my sleeve and some super-exciting things planned for later in the year, if these events don’t align with your location or availability. Fun times ahead, for sure!

…And I am now simultaneously feeling like I need a bit of a lie-down, and that I can’t wait to see all of you in person, and chat about how great sweaters can be. Thank you so much for all of your lovely support in bringing Knit to Flatter into the world. It means so much to me to know that you’re out there.

14 thoughts on “Out in the world

  1. The postman just came, and The Labradors and I went to the letterbox and there was your book!! I am very excited. So many cardigans. I am looking forward to staring once soon. I just need to sort out which kind of shape I am!! It is a lovely book to hold and read and I especially like the spotty binding. I certainly didn’t expect it to arrive so promptly.

  2. I’m super excited to get the book — supposed to arrive tomorrow. I’m telling myself I need to block and finish the sweater I’m working on now. Then starting in on my new “perfect” sweater can be my reward. 🙂 I have some lovely Shelter yarn I think I’m going to use. Yum yum yum!

  3. Dear Amy,

    I bought your book as soon as it was available in Amazon (FR). It’s a Wonder and it will become the bible of all of us who want to create the own good fitting garnment.

    Many many thanks for having written it.


  4. Got mine! So thrilled! Doing the foreplay of figuring out which yarn…..

  5. My friend had your book at knitting last night! Everyone loved looking at it…beautiful sweaters and wonderful information. Now I gotta get me one! Congrats!

  6. Got my book Monday…barely slept! Brought it to knit group yesterday….everyone went nuts.great to finally show up with book after non stop blabbing about amazing craftsy class. Wish I could attend party this weekend.

  7. Mine has shipped and is promised for Friday delivery! Can’t wait. 🙂

  8. I just received my book, it is fantastic! I love every single design, they are classic and versatile, easily changeable… I want knit every single pattern. It will be my go-to book for quite a long time.

  9. Of course we (who is we?) are out here reading you and, first of all, learning from you. Learning new skills is what makes knitting so great for me. I, too, received your book (a while ago, already) and it is great and I have marked a few paged I want to get back to. Meanwhile I am knitting along happily, measuring and calculating and dreaming of my perfect sweaters.
    I wish you a lot of joy in your time ahead! (So sorry I cannot come to your events, unless you plan a business trip to Europe…)

  10. Argh, argh, and double aargh! My DIL lives in NYC and all my cousins live in Alexandria, VA (that’s a GREAT yarn shop, BTW). But I can’t get there on those dates! I will stalk you, Amy Herzog, and some day we will meet and you will sign my book!

  11. My book arrived today. It’s GORGEOUS. Can’t wait to get the kids into bed and settle down with it and a cup of tea tonight.

  12. Got my copy. LOVE it!!! I’ve picked my first sweater – but I’ve got a few WIPs to finish first.

  13. My copy came today! I was super excited to get it!

  14. My favorite sweater is an old grey cardigan that is just the right amount of fluffyness and just the right amount of warmth. It wraps me in comfort every time I put it on.

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