Wednesday, March 28, 2007

OH I am too excited........................

Okay- I am really excited over this one. As some of you know, I have tried my hand at designing sweaters and such, and the last design (that I got paid for) was in the "No Sheep For You" book (by Amy Singer). I did a silk bathrobe in that one. I initially specified a silk and cotton blend, thinking that no one would even pay for a blend for a housecoat. But Amy was adamant that it had to be this absolutely decadent 100% shiny silk-and so, that was the end result. I loved it, but wondered who would ever make it. I got an email from Ann Budd (major player in Interweave) saying that she really liked it, and so I felt I had "arrived". Anyhow, today, I got my copy of Spring/Summer Vogue Knitting. In the Books section, right there on page 26, was a write up of the "No Sheep For You" book (and a very nice one, at that). I read along, happy that "the people in the know" liked the book. Then I got to the last couple of sentences-and there it was- in black and white........"You'll also be treated to a batch of modern designs for shimmering silks-you'll want to wear Deb White's silk bathrobe to the opera-...." The Vogue people mentioned me BY NAME! And they didn't talk about any other design! Oh my. I am so pleased.
By the way- I wore Big Blue today- got lots of compliments on it. I will try to get a picture-later.

Edited later..................
This is Big Blue laid out on the bed.

I also decided against buttons, so I used a lovely pewter and wood shawl pin (by Perl Grey) I got the pin at Grand River Yarns (see sidebar for link)


Gratuitous shot of Bear...."This is me, Bear, with all of my toys. I need someone to play with me. Anyone? Please? You can even pick first."

7 comments:

Leanne said...

That is very cool - congrats on the well-deserved recognition! I've heard great things about the book. I'm looking forward to getting a copy, and I'll keep an eye out for your "opera wear" :-)

Peg-woolinmysoup said...

Congrats, you go girl! A silk robe to the opera, sounds fine to me!

Ruth said...

Congratulations!!! So cool!

DianeS said...

It's good to get an "atta girl" anytime, but to have it published! That rocks!

Gypsy here...if I ever get to visit with you, hide the soft toys...I'm really into tearing them to shreds.

lynne said...

Wow, Deb...the sweater is like a work of art! Very, very nice.

freshisle said...

Stunning Big Blue! Impressive! And congratulations on the recognition. That's wonderful.

Anne said...

Congratulations :) That's an awesome thing to see your name 'in lights' that way I am sure. I'll have to check out the book - your design sounds just lovely!