Wanna see me in your city? Hear me talk real good?

It’s time for me to start booking my year for conventions, classes, knit-ins and general yarn shenanigans! For Knits for Nerds I did a lot of conventions and bookstores, which was awesome and I plan on doing that for Geek Knits as well. But I was also thinking that it would be fun to hit some yarn shops! If you want me in your area, you can always email me at joanofdark at joanofdark.com. Fair warning that much as I would love to visit you in Costa Rica or Alaska, I tend to travel on a budget, which leads me to a lot less exotic and a lot more midwest.

I’m excited for Geek Knits to finally arrive and to meet some more awesome geeks and knitters!


Want to write better patterns?

Do you write patterns? Do you feel bad about giving your Tech Editor stress twitches when she sees your patterns?

I’m on my third book and I’ve worked with a lot of tech editors over the years. The vast majority of them are wonderful. A couple not so much. (I had one that would only edit by fax. FAX!!!) Out of all of them, Kate Atherly is solidly in the top three. So when she announced that she has just released a book about pattern writing, I fired up my paypal account without a second thought.

Pattern Writing for Knit Designers

I’ve just done a brief skim and as soon as I turn in my latest edits to my publisher I plan on diving into this sucker fully. I can already tell that it’s going to be a great guide for my future designs and I’m going to encourage any designer I work with in the future to pick up a copy.

So thanks Kate for sharing what you know!