Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wish List

As promised, I'm keeping the History on Two Needles work as open and transparent as I can. If it's good enough for Barack ...

I just posted my "Wish List" of artworks. I'm talking to a freelance permissions group to see if they feel we can work together to track down the rights to publish these artworks in my book, and which pieces may be impossible to get or just too expensive. (Thank you, Deb!)

I've set a budget for permissions, I have no idea if it's way out of line, I'm figuring this as I go along! It's scary to jump into a project that doesn't have a guarantee of pay.

The book could tank, I could get to a point where I can't finish it, a lot of stuff could happen. But I've felt for at least four years that it's a very good idea, and I want to fund it. So - with my own work and my own funds, I will.

I'm tweeting now - I'm modeknit! Follow me...

UK in 2009?
I've sent out a couple of emails to some shops you blog readers have mentioned to me as possible venues for classes. I'd love to be able to set up a teaching trip in the UK this year, in the Summer would be lovely (unless that's an absurd time frame because of vacation schedules over there, etc.) If you know of a shop that might like to host me, please let me know - or have them email me - and we'll see what we can set up.

I'm toying with the idea of cashing in more of my frequent flier miles (yes, I have so many more!) and taking the family along. That may be stupid, or it may be inspired, but Gerry's never been out of the country (except for Canada) and he really wants to go someplace. I'd like to make that happen while his mobility makes the whole idea feasible. It may turn out that this means the trip won't pay, but if I break even with it I'll consider it a great success for the chance to create such an amazing family trip. We'll see...

Audio Book
I may have very big news about the audio book of Knit With Courage - it's out and will be ready to purchase in a few days, but it may also be up at Audible if all goes well. Cross your fingers - this is a big one, and will mean a lot to have the book available to their subscribers!

In addition to my website, perhaps Audible and the Holton House website, the book will also be available on Amazon. If you'd like to see the book at Audible (and who wouldn't...?) please let Audible know - it will help quite a bit!
Book: Knit with Courage, Live with Hope
Author: Annie Modesitt
ISBN: 978-0975421925
Audio Producer: Holton House
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Blogger Cyndi in BC said...

Hi Annie,

I put in a request at Audible for your book. Hope it helps!

January 28, 2009 7:26 PM  
OpenID kmkat said...

I am a long-time subscriber and I put in a request, too. That's one book I'll jump on when it becomes available there.

January 28, 2009 9:41 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Wonderful about the book now being on audible. About half of my book group prefer audio books to print ones ! I have been in love with your colorway since I first saw it ... and then Stephanie Japel blogged about her gorgeous scarf ! I want to knit for a good friend who is a red head and your colorway is perfect but as yet I cannot find any pearl or any modesitt colorway anywhere ! Can you direct me to a source ... I want to knit a 2 skein scarf for her ! Thank you, thank you in advance.

January 29, 2009 9:29 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

I am fascinated by the artworks you have chosen for your book and I can't wait to see it! I am wondering if you are going to have any bios or art historical information on the artists next to the pieces you have chosen. As an art historian, I always vote for that kind of thing, but then...I am biased. :) (I hope I'm not posting this repeatedly, I'm having trouble with the Publish comment button.)

January 29, 2009 2:20 PM  
Blogger Shea said...

Annie, Take the trip now while he is able. Every great memory you can make that has Gerry in it will be priceless for all of you later on down the road. Not to mention the culture and history that you expose your children to will be valuable for them later on as they learn more European history. Actually seeing the landmarks and castles makes those history books just come alive! (I know this because I'm a history geek, European history minor in college and I've been to the UK twice and loved every minute of it.) :)

January 29, 2009 4:21 PM  
Blogger drub-b said...

Annie, did you catch NPR's story on multiple myeloma this am on Morning Edition (Jan 29th), just search mm on the site and you'll find it, was quite interesting.

January 29, 2009 8:00 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I think your new book sounds fabulous and I love the "wish list." I'll request the book from Audible as well.

January 30, 2009 1:42 PM  
Blogger badmomgoodmom said...

If you go to the UK and can afford to spend some time in London, write in advance to the Victoria and Albert Museum. They have an excellent textile collection and you have suitable credentials. They will let you study the textiles in their collection, even the ones not on display.

January 30, 2009 9:22 PM  
Blogger Kathleen C. said...

I think your new book sounds fascinating and cool... I'm looking forward to it. So that's at least one book toward permissions cost!
And Shea is right on... take the family if you can. Memories need to be made whenever they can... and that's true for everyone, not only those dealing with illness.

Hmmm... the comment security word is "remolds"... don't know why that struck me as propitious... just that you and your family have been remolding your lives in a new fashion...

January 31, 2009 12:17 PM  
Blogger kippi said...

Could you please Kindle your book on Amazon?

January 31, 2009 7:31 PM  

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