A good day

It is with extreme pleasure, enormous relief and some pride that I announce that I have met my deadline, and that this manuscript:


Is on it’s way to my publisher. This one is called “Yarn Harlot: The secret life of a knitter”, or at least that’s what I think it’s called. That’s what I named it. It remains to be seen what the publisher calls it. It will come out this fall.

You will have to excuse me now, as I have a date to lie on the cool tile floor of my kitchen and alternately sleep and weep with joy for at least 17 hours. I will knit when I get up.

128 thoughts on “A good day

  1. Geez, Stephanie, you’re turning out books as fast as you make mittens! You are a frightening force. Sleep well. . .

  2. TWO? You’ve written TWO bookbookbooks? And the other one comes out,what, tomorrow?
    *dies of excitement*
    Btw – I credit you, at least in part, for the fact that my husband is learning to knit.

  3. Wait, it’s not even March 2nd yet! Hoo, does that mean you were actually ahead of schedule!? Lie on the floor indeed, and enjoy yourself!
    Mary de

  4. Yay! I know the bite of the deadline, and the sweet relief when it finally lets go of your haunch.

  5. Congrats! Another harlot book. can’t wait to see it. as a matter of fact, I can’t wait for my copy of at knits end.

  6. Yay, Stephanie! Take a well deserved break and eat lots of chocolate, drink lots of screech, and knit yourself silly. Then, when you have time, check out my new blog, which just went live:
    Yes, photos will follow, a prettier template will follow, knitting content will follow…I just wanted to get it online today!

  7. Congratulations!
    I can’t wait to read them both!
    And a day early?? What next? If you keep it up, you will be setting us up for unrealistic expectations!

  8. Congratulations! I can’t wait to get the first bookbookbook, I have it on preorder on British Amazon. But alas, they claim the book won’t reach me until the end of March…
    Go on, have a lie down. Or a hot bath, with Joe and the girls bringing you champagne to the tub. You deserve it!

  9. Congratulations!!!! You need to take some down time with some screech and a chocolate or two. I can wait to see the new book.

  10. Congratulations Stephanie. So now I have two books that I just must read. And after seeing the size of that manuscript I say at least 24 hours on the tile is called for.

  11. I was thinking about the date, and wondering how you were doing on your deadline. You made it! This calls for… Screech? Wool? sleep!

  12. Yay! I’m anxiously awaiting the first one I have on pre-order from Amazon! We gaze in wonder at your creativity and productivity.
    Be proud, be relieved, and above all, be rested!

  13. Hurrah! Hurrah! TWO HARLOT BOOKS IN ONE YEAR!!!!
    I can’t wait to preorder my copies on Amazon… …and there’s something about a bookbookbook to be delivered into my greedy hands in about a week and a half… …yay! yay! Yay! YAY!
    (Excuse me while I fawn all over you, Stephanie. It’s nothing personal, I’m just a little crazy about really good writing.)

  14. Liz, let’s hope “The Revenge of the Knitter” is not followed by “The Knitting Strikes Back”.

  15. Mazel tov, Babe. You’re a better man than I. I can’t even off my butt to get my proposal (for a dance book, not a knitting one) to the publisher and you’ve done two books.

  16. Well done Stephanie!
    many congratulations!!
    And thanks to Laurie for the to dye for tutorials.
    you deserve a yarn crawl,
    liz πŸ™‚

  17. Lord liftin’ love a duck! I didn’t see that coming! Ok, there were hints, what with the talk of being busy and deadlines being mentioned… but a whole book? Wham! Dropping from the sky. A whole book on the table. I’m gobsmacked. Absolutely gobsmacked. (I’ve never had the opportunity to use that word before and am now both excited about your book and about using a word like gobsmacked.)
    Congrats! The space-time continuum will probably just get settled nicely back into place and you’ll be astounding us again!

  18. Wow… before we even get a chance to read the first one, we have a completed second one to look forward to!
    When exactly do you find time to do this with all the knitting you do? Have you found some secret way around the need to sleep? πŸ˜‰

  19. I’m so excited to have *TWO* books from the only-and-only Harlot to read this year! You, madam, are the bee’s knees.

  20. Congratulations, but you deserve better than the cold floor!! Crawl into your nice warm soft bed. Yes…that sounds like a great idea!

  21. Writing down the bones, indeed! congrats Steph….
    Have a wonderful cool sleep on the cool tiles.. hey, does that mean that the heat’s up too high in your house? (grin)…

  22. I disagree about the sleep thing. You can sleep when you’re dead. Go do something FUN. Get some air. Skip around the block a few times. Take the trolley somewhere. Go buy Easter Egg dye or yarn or sumpin’!

  23. Um…Steph? [Staph?] Would that be the same kitchen floor the cat was in danger of sticking to?

  24. Congratulations! I’m so jealous . . . I have a mss and a half at home that I can’t seem to get any interest in, so I know how much work that is AND how frustrating the process can be. You should be very proud!! I look forward to that one, too.

  25. Congrats!! Huzzah! many cheers for the Queen Harlot!
    I remain in awe. Some days, its inspriational. Others, its a clear reminder of my inabiltih to get anything done. I try to be inspired though. That usually means that I go knit (which is good, but keeps me from getting the things I get paid to do done.)

  26. Wow, this is very impressive news. I can hardly write out holiday cards, let along churn out two books in less than two years.

  27. Congratulations and so forth – but tell me, what is “screech” — is this a Canadian thing, or am I out of it in the US as well?
    Whatever it is, it sounds like you should have some!

  28. Congrats! Does this mean we’ll be seeing you again at the SnB’? We’ve missed you!Maybe we should all go out for dim sum to celebrate πŸ™‚

  29. Wow! Two books! I thought you were putting some finishing touches on bookbookbook… you are one amazing gal! I can’t wait to add it to my YH collection. xox

  30. WaHoo! Two books? You’re more productive than many professional scholars I know. If you worked for a university, you’d have tenure already. Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  31. OOH! Can’t wait to read it! Haven’t I read that you have a day job too? Mom extrodinaire, writer, dang good knitter, wife, on and on and on…. I want to go hide in a corner and sulk over how little I get done by comparison!

  32. Congratulations! That manuscript looks quite colorless compared to what usually jumps out of your pictures. Words are the undercover color and stitch patterns. I look forward to reading your latest FO.

  33. Congratulations, Steph!!! I can’t wait to read it. And I hope you at least pulled out a pile of wool from the stash closet to use for a pillow.

  34. a)congratulations. b) thank god you are done. i don’t know how much more guest blogging baloney i could handle. i mean it is all about me, isn’t it? hee heee heee just kidding

  35. WOW!! Congratulations and all that goes with it. Writing a book is somewhat like giving birth, I can totally understand the cold tiles of the kitchen floor.

  36. congrats!
    i didn’t even know you wrote books. now i do- and will certainly read them! just goes to show how out of the loop i am.

  37. Done with a day to spare? You’re not such a slave to the deadline as I thought! What will you knit in the extra day you’ve eeked out?

  38. Another one?! You are one amazing woman, you are!! I haven’t even read the first one, yet! Ack! I’ve got to catch up.

  39. *squee* for Stephanie! Yay for finishing your book, AHEAD of schedule! I have two questions for you.
    1) Do you still have MSF prizes? My bracelet is looking forward to it’s new and happy home.
    2) As a fellow Canadian and Newfie spouse, do you have any idea where to get the elusive honeycomb Newfie mitten pattern?
    I can’t wait until I can read both bookbookbooks

  40. Congratulations – that is a real achievement! Pat yourself on the back when you wake up. πŸ™‚

  41. Congratulations, Harlot! A sleep, Screech, and chocolate and you’ll feel much better. March will come in with a “Squeeeee!” I can hardly wait for Amazon to come through with the first bookbookbook.

  42. WAIT. TWO BOOKS????
    You deserve to stay on the floor and have someone bring you your knitting. And a pillow. And a drink…

  43. Wow – you are a machine, Steph – two books in one year! That is awesome – CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  44. I want to add my congratulations, too. You were wise not to share it while the writing was in progress; that takes all the oomph out of finishing it. When you surface again, please tell us about it, though, will you? And best wishes on your new publishing endeavor.

  45. Holy Cow!!! I’m so excited – I can’t wait to read it. I’ll have to pre-order a copy for Mum right now so that my copy doesn’t get knicked the second it reaches my door πŸ˜‰
    We had such a cool mother-daughter-knit-n-read moment when I read your ice skating story aloud to her. Now when I reference your website and pass along a story, she always asks “is that the one who ice skates and knits??” LOL

  46. Congratulations…. now I know what the deadline was for. You shamed me into finally starting the jumper I bought wool for when i had to give up work.

  47. Can. not. wait. to. read. it.
    Take whatever time you need. We understand. We’ll be here when you’re ready.

  48. Yeah, I’m with rams. I hope the girls washed that floor for you before you collapsed on it! May you live long and prosper beyond your wildest expectations! Congratulations!!

  49. Woohoo! Met deadlines are the very best kind. Best wishes for a kindly copyeditor and a painless production process!

  50. Mind you, rams’s own kitchen floor at this moment would profit from disc-harrowing.

  51. Right on, Stephanie! Congratulations!
    Keep us posted on when & where your tour for Knit’s End will be. I’d love to see you in the ‘Peg!

  52. Wow, Stephanie, you wrote TWO books. BOOKS! and I can barely finish *reading* a book these days. That’s pretty cool (for you; shameful for me)!
    Looking forward to the bookbookbookbook, and the bookbookbookbook2.

  53. Before I give my hearty congratulations, can I just say one thing? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?
    Slow down! Smell the roses! Or the snow!
    Can’t wait. Just can’t wait.
    xoxo Kay

  54. I was away so I am a little late to the book party! Though I already knew about it, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! *Insert baloons and streamers and confetti and all that stuff into your imagination* I am thrilled for you and for the rest of us that get to read it. Now-looking forward to knitting. Ready, set…..GO!

  55. Congratulations Stephanie!!! Can’t wait to read it.
    (When do you have time to write?)

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