on the sidewalks of NY
Naw. It was pre-arranged. We met , but I refused to let her show me the book until we got to a setting with better lighting. Plus iced coffee and fresh sandwiches as well, at a clean table.
Then.. OK, I'm not unbiased, that's my name credited on the cover below Ann & Kay's, for the photography (nice things said about me here) . And with great power comes great responsibility, so I really shouldn't preview it....
Naw. This book ROCKS!!! I will be totally immodest here and say it is knockdown gorgeous. How could it not be, these two authors put together a collection of remarkable projects to knit, wonderful ideas, with their unique combination of smart writing and joyful experimentation. The knits are shown in the spirit in which they were created: clever, original, down-to-earth, and bursting with life in the real settings that Kay & Ann talk about on their blog. Yup, not only was I in Kay's kitchen but this Yankee stayed at Monteagle, pass the pimento cheese, ma'am! Bless your heart.
Seriously, Kay had to watch me page through the complete volume, while I , with no humility at all, said things like '"oh, this looks great! oooh, I love that coat! ohhhh, remember how hard it was to get that to hang right and we NAILED it! OH! She looks gorgeous, we were worried about whether we'd find the right model? And.OH! I hope tons of people knit that one, I LOVE it" etc etc. I'm not sure that particular cafe has recovered yet from my oooh-a-thon.
I can't wait till this comes out. I'll get to knit some of the projects from it without worrying about leaking info. Plus, I get to dish. Stay tuned. Y'all.