Back To School

It is the end of summer.

A week from now I will be herding LC into the station wagon and dropping him off at preschool. As bittersweet as it is to think that end of summer means winter is coming, its can’t come fast enough. I am *so* ready to get back to work.

August hits me this way every year, that back to school, new beginning, time to reinvent your self. The time to get serious feeling comes and I suddenly have the urge to be über productive and good thing too because there is this:

A book. My book, with Interweave Press, still have to pinch my self every time I say that. Getting to this point has been a long process but it is a dream come true. What you’re looking at is actually about 2/3 of a book, there are still a few decisions to be made, yarns to be decided, several that are decided but not ordered, ordered but not arrived. A million little things like that to keep track of.

Now that there is this giant basket of yarn staring me down this whole thing is beginning to feel real. The champagne is kicked, the first projects are (nearly) finished, its time to get another cup of coffee and get down to business.

Want to join me? Now (August 20th) through Sunday (August 26th) lets celebrate the last week of summer, back to school and getting back to work with a 20% off sale on all the Savory Knitting  patterns, just enter code “backtoschool” at check out.


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18 Responses to Back To School

  1. Maria says:

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on the book! I cannot WAIT for it to come out, it will be amazing.

  2. Sarah says:

    I am so excited for your book!!! Congratulations! And you know I will be first in line to get a copy. I can’t wait to see that yarn turned into yummy sweaters.

  3. misa says:

    Congratulations on your book!! I have no doubt it will be gorgeous and something you should be very very proud of. Such a delicious looking basket. I get that back to work feeling in September too, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. One of my goals for the fall will be to redesign my website.

  4. BeckyinVT says:


    And also, I really want to get some of those baskets at VT Sheep& Wool this year. Are you planning on going?

  5. elena gold says:

    OMG! Congratulations! SO awesome. You deserve it and we are all so lucky! Yessss!

  6. Tracey says:

    That is exciting!!! Can’t wait!!

  7. Kristen says:

    Congratulations! So very excited both for you and for this book. Your work is gorgeous and I can’t wait to see what you do with a whole collection’s worth of beauty!

  8. juliafc says:

    pretty yarn.

  9. Biscuit says:

    You are one of my all time favorite designers so I am ecstatic to read about your upcoming book!!! Any clues as to when it might be released?

  10. thea says:

    Yay! Can’t wait to see what you’re doing with all of it!

  11. Amy says:

    Congrats Amy!! I can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for us.

  12. Bethany says:

    Congratulations on the book! I’m so excited to see what you do — it will all be amazing!

  13. Nisse says:

    What an amazing news! I’m so happy for you, and for us ofcourse!
    2012 is now officially the year that all of my favourite designer either published or started working on their book. Best of luck with completing this, no doubt, huge task!

  14. Jules says:

    Oh, wow!! A huge congrats! It’s been lovely watching your star rise via Rav and now it’s going even higher : )

    All the best for the coming excitement xx

  15. Salena says:

    Yay! Congrats! I can’t wait to hear more details.

  16. Maria says:

    Amy – I am sooo excited about your book! Congratulations on your success – you are such an inspiration to would-be designers. Love your designs and you can bet I’m picking up a few patterns on sale too!

    Thanks for being so down-to-earth and making me feel great everytime I read one of your posts!

  17. annmarie says:

    thanks to your ‘back to school’ special, I know have a slew of beautiful new patterns that I’m busy matching to my stash! I know what you mean about that August feeling – I’m lining up my knitting projects as I get ready to go back to my teaching job. congratulations on your book. I look forward to seeing it. :)

  18. ruth says:

    yay! congrats on your book!