Friday, May 18, 2007

Wait a second - that's me!!!

I was sitting down to knit on the sleeve of a sweater for one of my clients and as I am now in the habit of doing, I reached over to the computer, clicked on itunes and looked to see which of the podcasts to which I subscribe had a new episode. I find that this is the best way to keep myself sane while I knit. Since I can’t do it while I writing or editing my knitting books, this is a treat.

So I choose the latest episode of Craftcast with Alison Lee. Now I love this show because she talks to people in all the crafts from jewelry making to knitting to decorating with glitter. It’s fun and I always get ideas. So I settled down to work and suddenly I hear her talking about Peggy Gaffney the author of a collection of knitting books for people who love dogs. “Wait a second.” I cried jumping out of the chair and rushing to the computer, “That’s me!”

She was talking about the first two books in my knitting series. These books take one breed each, in this case the Labrador Retriever and the Samoyed and describe all that the dogs do for fun and then I create designs that are portraits in knitting of the dogs doing these activites. She really liked the books and said so. What a trip.

I had spent hours editing the new book I’m bringing out about the Golden Retriever and it was so much fun to hear such nice things about my first two books.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out this podcast which is weekly and runs about 30 min. do so. It’s fun, you’ll meet a lot of really fascinating people, and occassionally you’ll be really surprised as I was. So go sign up for Craftcast at

Thanks Alison!

Craftcast host Alison Lee

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