Sunday, February 21, 2010

Look at this darling kangaroo given to me today by Karen, the store manager at Webs. Isn't she adorable? I am glad she was there to keep me company at the book launch at Webs. Great company, great food and drink, and most of all a very grateful and humbled kangaroodyer. How can I thank everyone for the love and support in making the book Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece a reality? It is a Webs book, all but one of the patterns are from Webs staff, the only other by Barbara Giguere of Shelburne, a beautiful pair of kangaroo mittens. Two knitters, Bonnie Lemme and Gwen Steege, knit scarves for the book.
I love you all. Gail

91 comments:

Jan said...

What a wonderful launch! It was such a fun event, from your introduction of all of the people who supported the creation of the book, to the champagne toast, to your story about becoming a dyer, to Kathy's demo...Mostly, though, what I was struck by was all the love in the room.

Anne said...

I always look for you at WEBS to help me make color choices. I'm looking forward to getting a copy of your book. Congratulations on the book - it is lovely!

Heather said...

Congratulations on the new book! I'm looking forward to having some wisdom imparted on my little crockpot dyer self.

Pumpkinmama said...

Congrats on the book - I was just enjoying "previewing" it in this months Spin Off. Looks wonderful.

Flan said...

Hooray for the book. I can't wait to pick up a copy for myself!

Mary said...

Congratulations on the new book!

SMLBetsy said...

The book has been released in the wild...what a wonderful thing...and such a huge accomplishment! Congratulations!

kenamit said...

Congrats on the new book.

R Clark 2 u said...

It looks like a wonderful book to pick up dyeing techniques and knitting projects.

Congratulations on a job well done!

Lollie said...

Congratulations on your new book, Gail!

Dina said...

I've always loved your yarns at Webs. Now I can't wait to get my hands on the new book! Congratulations.

Dandelion Acre said...

Congratulations on your new book! It looks like a wonderful resource for hand dyeing!

nancyb said...

What a great cover on your new book! I will look forward to seeing it "in the flesh."

Jen said...

Congrats on the new book! I may have to start dying yarn.

Allison said...

Ever since my first skein of Kangaroo Dyer lace weight I have been a big fan of yours...congrats on the book which is on my primary must-have list :^)

jlr said...

Congratulations on the book! Too bad I live nowhere near WEBS...

Johanna

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on the new book! Looks fabulous and can't wait to get my hands on it!

Elisa said...

Congrats on the new book! Can't wait to see it in person.

Manise said...

Congratulations Gail on your new book! Can't wait to take a peek at it.

indigodi said...

Congrats on your book launch! Sorry I missed it at Webs.

Mary R said...

I've bought several skeins of your yarn at Webs. I'm looking forward to getting a copy of your new book so that I can try to dye my own. Congrats on the launch!

Ellen Phelps said...

Congrats on such a beautiful book. I wish you much success with it. Love your delicious colors. Ellen in NJ

Katie said...

Congratulations Gail! The book looks great.

Connie said...

Your books sounds wonderful and just the think for a new dyer wannabe like me.

Pamela De Leon said...

HI Gail! Congratulations from one author to another! I look forward to your book.
Pamela De Leon

Jessica said...

Congratulations on your book! I saw it in Spin-off and it looks like lots of fun!

Kristen said...

Congratulations on the book! I received some of your wonderful yarn as a gift; I look forward to seeing your dyeing tips in print!

bmarion said...

Gail- Congratulations on your new book! Can't wait to pick up a copy!

Grace said...

Congratulations! I have always been intrigued by dying my own yarn...I buy so much hand dyed sock yarn, it might be fun to dye some of my own!

LAURA said...

Congratulations, Gail! I can't wait to get your book!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on the new book. Maybe this will be just the impetus I need to really starting dying my own yarn.

Dianne MacDonald said...

Congratulations on your book. I have it and it looks wonderful. I plan to use it as my guide for dyeing this year's fleece crop!

Ibdmom said...

I ordered your book after Kristin Nichols mentioned it in her blog. IT IT WONDERFUL! I am a new dyer, well, soon-to-be-new-dyer and am so inspired by your book. I love the fact that you tell me how to set up my 'studio' and how to get started. I am in the process in gathering supplies and can't wait to start.
Linda
Richmond, VA

Lori said...

Congratulations on the publishing of your book! What a nice addition and resource you have created.

Cindy in Happy Valley said...

What a lovely book. Congratulations! If I had the space dying is something I'd love to try.

punkin said...

I am hopping over from Sheep Gal's blog to join in with congratulations on wishing you all the best.

Lisa said...

Congratulations on the release of your new book! The reviews are amazing, I can not wait to have it in my hands with pages folded and dog-eared, notes written in the margins and splashes of liquid, clear and colored, about.

Julie said...

Congrats!

Lilm4105 said...

Congrats on the book, it's a great resource! Saw it at the bookstore the other day and couldn't put it down so I ordered a copy when I got home!
Emily
Serendipity
www.lilm4105.etsy.com

bmom said...

Congratulations on your book! We love your yarn from Webs.

theknittinglamb said...

Congrats on the book! It's always exciting when experienced and awesome dyers are willing to share their knowledge with everyone else. :)

theknittinglamb said...

Congrats on the book! It's always exciting when experienced and awesome dyers are willing to share their knowledge with everyone else. :)

Lucie said...

i have your book on order. Congratulations for making dyeing sensible to the lay person.

Jaclyn Bailey said...

I have been eyeballing your yarns for some time on Etsy. Your colors are always beautiful. Congrats on your book! I hope my LYS carries it so I can browse through it!

Jessica said...

Congratulations on the new book!

Kristina Dimitrijevic said...

Congratulations on the book!!!

dleirer said...

I'm going to request that our public library buy your book. It looks to be a great addition to the world of dyeing. Congratulations.
Diane L.

TT in MD said...

Congratulations on your new book! I recently learned about your work - can't wait to check it out. TT in MD

Lesley said...

Congratulations on the launch of your book - looking forward to a copy of my own :)

Jane said...

Barb sent me -- congratulations!

Deborah said...

Congratulations on your new book Hand Dying Yarn and Fleece Gail!

Pat said...

Congratulations on your new book! Looks beautiful and addictive, and those Kangaroo Mittens are very festive.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Congratulations on the book, the cover is wonderful! That picture makes me want to get dyeing right now. I've done yarn, but never fleece, so I know this book will be useful for me. May you have the very best and most colorful luck with this exciting venture.

GinkgoKnits said...

Congrats on your lovely book. I've limited experience with dyeing but it's something I'd love to try more of.

Colette said...

Congratulations on your new book! It looks wonderful, I can't wait to receive my copy.

Laurie said...

Congratulations on the book launch!

Quincy J said...

Congratulations on your book release! You have an incredible gift, thank you for sharing it with the rest of us... I'm off to get it for the rainbow baby sweater!

aussiepups said...

Congratulations on the new book! Keep those dye pots cooking!

babyweave said...

Gail, I've mentioned this to you before, but you approach to the color wheel was an "ah ha" moment for me. I've love your book and will begin dyeing with some of your ideas very soon.

Meg said...

Congratulations! I took a dyeing class with you and saw an advance copy you had with you. It's a gorgeous book!

I wish you much luck and success!

amy said...

Congratulations on your book!

susan said...

Yarns are absolutely lushes looking. I think I need the book for the pure pleasure of browsing.

Susan

susan said...

Great Book -- Fantastic Colors

Marie said...

Congratulations on the book launch, I'm looking forward to reading it and learning new things!

The Mom said...

congratulations Gail, The cover is lovely!

kwit said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to take a look at the new book! Kristen

sue said...

Congratulations on your book. It is really lovely.

breezehillfarm said...

Congratulations on your new book!!! Can't wait to get a copy. BTW, love your Blog too. - MaLinda

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on your new book!

Cynthia said...

I came here from the Sheep Gal's blog -- your book looks wonderful! And even if I weren't a dyer, I think I would need to get it just for the kangaroo mitten pattern. Happy Book Launch!

Vanessa T. said...

Congratulations on your new book!

SeDress said...

Congratulations on the book. But why 'kangaroodyer'?

llamalady said...

I recognize those purty mittens! Your book is just amazing. HUGS!

Sarah said...

Whoo! Congrats on on your new book. :) That's gotta be exciting.

p2sso said...

Congratulations on your new book!

Diane at Wool & Spice

kelley said...

Congratulations on the book!

One Sheep said...

Congratulations! I'm counting on you to turn me into a real dyeing expert.

SusanSW said...

Congratulations on your new book Gail! Everything I've heard about it makes it sound wonderful. I haven't thought much about dyeing myself (as there are so many excellent indie dyers like yourself) but I hear you make it sound both irresistible and do-able.

Can you liken the birthing of a book to the birthing of lambs?

DebKnits2 said...

Great book! The colors are beautiful.

mary alice baker said...

Hope yesterday's event went as well! Both were great fun. Love the new color way names! Happy SPring!

Julia said...

This book looks amazing! Congratulations and best wishes on your next project! I'm really looking forward to reading and using this. --Julia (who just discovered your blog)

Jessey said...

Congratulations on the new book, and what better way could there be to introduce it?

knithound brooklyn said...

Good luck with the book - I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Shelley said...

My friend gave me your book for my birthday last week--it's beautiful and very inspiring!

Mary said...

Congrats on your new book!

Anna Marie said...

Congratulations on your new book. I admire those who transform yarns into such beautiful colors. I am hesitant to try, but one day...maybe

Bobbie said...

This is so much fun! I love your site and definitely want to pick up the book. (I need help with color!)My crockpot and I are having "issues" it seems!
Congratulations!!!

Spinnergirl said...

Dying to learn how to dye fleece and yarn! Looks like a great book to learn! Thanks

Vickie said...

Congratulations on the new book! Have been a fan of your yarn for several years (purchased it at Webs) and would love to try my hand at dying. Can't wait to see the book!

Mary Rodas said...

Congratulations on your new book! I am new to dying fiber but I've made paper dying it with onion skins, grass, beets, and most anything that grows!

Mary

Elizbeth said...

Congratulations on the launch. I've loved seeing your work on the WEBS site and hearing about you on ready set knit. I'm glad to have been sent here by Sheepgal.