My dears! The files for The Joy of Color: Fair Isle Knitting Your Way went to the printer yesterday!!! I've been working on this project for so very long that I can hardly believe it is about to be a THING. A real object that you can hold in your hands. I've petted the dummy version of the book (this is a totally blank book built to my specifications so I could check whether I really liked the book size and paper and cover and binding choices), and I've reviewed the proofs printed on my trusty HP InkJet printer, but it's not the same.
So now I will have to exercise patience until the start of September....
Because I felt so worded out by the writing and editing process I've neglected this blog shamefully. Honestly, I didn't realize that it had been so long! In reaction to the writing process I started using Instagram (@janinebajus), with its emphasis on visuals, but I look forward to posting here regularly again. I thought I'd write a series of posts about the process of self-publishing: many people have asked me why I chose this route and what's involved.
What other things would you like me to write about in this space? I've got time now!
It's absolutely fair to say that without this blog there wouldn't be a book today. Thank you for sticking around.