that new book smell


it’s real!*

I meant to post about what I’m knitting now and all that goodness, but that isn’t really important when the mailman (well, dhl guy, but close enough) delivers a little surprise**. the publisher received a few finished copies last week and dropped one in the mail for me so I could take a sneak peak (I’ll be getting a few more copies soon!). I’ve seen this book go from scribbles, to a word doc, to a proof set, and now, finally, a paperback! it was fun looking through the patterns and thinking of all the friends that came together to help out. this was definitely a collective project.
this book also gave me an appreciation for book publishing, in high speed form that is. when illustrations, patterns, edits, and random word docs are flying around amongst 25-30 people, something is bound to ‘not translate’. so that correction you mailed in? yeah, it may or may not show up. reading a bio of myself that someone else wrote was, let’s say, an odd experience. live and learn I guess.
*apparently the book is out at some barnes and noble’s already, though it’s slated for a january release. I hope you guys love the designs I chose. I’ll try to see if I can post pictures soon.
**I’ll also use the “lack of sun for photos” as an excuse, thank you very much
eta: it’s officially out on amazon as well!

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  • Elizabeth November 20, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see it. πŸ™‚

  • Wanda November 20, 2007 at 12:20 am

    Awesome! I will look for it at my local B&N! It would be great to have this out for the holidays!!

  • aija November 20, 2007 at 1:48 am

    Awesome, congrats! What a great way to start the holiday season πŸ™‚

  • Allegra November 20, 2007 at 1:53 am

    How exciting! Congratulations! I can’t wait to see it!

  • Aileen November 20, 2007 at 5:32 am

    Good job! Writing a book is no mean feat. Well done and every good wish that it will be a sucess for you πŸ™‚

  • maryse November 20, 2007 at 6:56 am

    congratulations! i’m going to have to look for it.

  • alyson November 20, 2007 at 7:15 am

    Congratulations!!! That’s so exciting – and I can’t wait to have it in my hands, too!

  • Cara November 20, 2007 at 7:49 am

    Congratulations! That’s fantastic!

  • stacey November 20, 2007 at 8:26 am

    Congrats! How exciting!

  • gleek November 20, 2007 at 8:34 am


  • Veronique November 20, 2007 at 8:40 am

    It’s out in NYC B&Ns too…
    You did a fantastic job! I’m so impressed πŸ™‚

  • carrie m November 20, 2007 at 9:10 am

    congrats! this is so exciting! i’m checking out my loca b&n asap.

  • lynette November 20, 2007 at 9:39 am

    congratulations!!!! i can’t wait to get it.

  • yaiAnn November 20, 2007 at 10:19 am


  • Marisol November 20, 2007 at 10:24 am

    Congratulations! I can hardly wait to see it!

  • lekkercraft November 20, 2007 at 10:59 am

    congrats! It looks beautiful — I’ll keep my eyes peeled for it in stores.

  • Ellen November 20, 2007 at 11:15 am

    It’s out in NYC and northern NJ… and it’s beautiful!

  • Wanett November 20, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    We have it in Brooklyn. I just looked at it in Barnes and Noble the other day. It’s beautiful! You should feel really proud. I can’t decide what to knit first.

  • Sarah November 20, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    Congratulations! I’ll be looking out for it at the bookstore!

  • winnie November 20, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    likewise, congrats! can’t wait to see it. When do you think we can preview the patterns?

  • yuvee November 20, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Yay! Can’t wait till it’s available at UK Amazon!

  • connie November 20, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    I got a tip about the book’s early appearance at B&N and saw a copy. What fun to thumb through the physical thing and to see everyone else’s projects. Congrats, Yahaira, the book is beautiful! πŸ™‚

  • Leah November 20, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    Yippee!!!! I just got back from my B&N and I have one in my hot little hands!
    It’s so amazing to see it all come to fruition! πŸ™‚

  • Nonnahs November 20, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    Yay! Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  • melissa November 20, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    i’m getting my ass to b&n tomorrow, then! woo!

  • tiennie November 20, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to get one of my own!

  • Olga November 21, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    I just saw the paperback, you did a truely truely amazing job, your vision throughout a whole book! Congratulations! I am thrilled to know you =)

  • kelley November 23, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    I saw several copies of the book at Barnes and Noble in Bklyn Heights. Beautiful!

  • Jennifer November 28, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Congrats! It looks like a beautiful book

  • Oiyi November 28, 2007 at 12:39 pm


  • Felicia from sweetgeorgia November 28, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    OMG! Congratulations! You must be so incredibly proud. It’s wonderful.

  • kate November 29, 2007 at 12:25 am

    After reading this post, I immediately hopped over to amazon to buy it and just got it in the mail tonight. I LOVE IT! The small details, elegance, lack of fussiness and total wearability of the garments are amazing….it is really beautiful!

  • Maartje November 29, 2007 at 2:19 am

    Congrats! That’s fantastic!

  • Lauren November 29, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    Congratulations! I’m excited for you!

  • Illanna December 2, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Everything is so beautiful! I want to make a cashmere sweater too. You’ve been talking about knitting yourself a cashmere sweater for a year already. I’m happy you found time to do it. Seam that bad girl up!!!
    I found Sensual Knits at my BN and I moved them to the “featured crafts” section. I put them right in front of someone else’s craft book. Can you guess whose it was?