They will be sending me a copy of the patterns as they will appear in the book so that I can review it before it goes out. Before I release any designs for my site, I have them tested by several people to make sure they are easily understood and typo free. I want I'm pretty sure I went over them with a fine toothed comb but I want to make super sure.. I know that the local yarn shop will want me to make them a copy of each of the designs so I'll be able to get them all tested. The local yarn shop in town sells that book series there and I think I'm their only designer in town. I wish I could do a book signing but all of that wool in there kills me. I can hardly stand being in there for longer than a few minutes before my face and eyes start to get all itchy.
It's a long process. According to the letter I was sent I will be hearing from them again and getting my original designs returned in July! That's a long way off. I wonder if it was a typo and it's actually January lol.
So here are the ones that will be in the book..
Niles the Crocodile
I have been published in a bunch of booklets, magazines and free pattern pulls at stores but this will be my first one in a book that sits on a bookstore shelf. After we get moved and settled in, I'll begin working on designs to submit for a book of my own. I have 3 boxes started already believe it or not... yes, I have been holding out on you all. I have several designs that have been shelved for the hopeful publication :)