Book Deadline Looming


Well, hello there.  I just wanted to pop in to say hi as my book deadline looms ahead.  I’m still buried, but I’m close to done. All the step-by-step photos and most of the beauty shots are complete.  YAY – see confetti!! Of course, I can’t share any of the book photos with you . . . at least, not yet.  All the photos in this post were taken by the talented Trish Zemp. (A special thanks to Fanja of Le Train Fantome who lent us this gorgeous girl for the book shoot!)  Trish put in the most grueling work week I’ve ever experienced.  We spent 7 days shooting 16 hour days to get all the step-by-step photos for this book completed and she never once lost her smile, good spirit, or enthusiasm.

Trish Zemp Photography

Trish also managed to get these adorable on-the-scene shots in my studio as we worked.  I’m serious when I tell you that I didn’t even know that I owned this many scissors.  Did I tell you she cleaned my studio as we went? There was a lot of making between steps and she stayed productive!

Trish Zemp photography

Trish has a way of making even the most mundane of things look beautiful.  Can you tell that I went through a lot of bulky yarn?

Trish Zemp Photography

I just got back this morning from the first part of my beauty shoot in New York.  This shoot was handled by an awesome team, too. Lucy Schaeffer took the photographs. The beauty shots were styled by the talented Pam Morris.  Take a look at their portfolios and you may get just as excited as I am. Thanks to my editor Caitlin at Potter Craft for lending a hand through the beauty shoot days.  There’s one more day of beauty shots to be done (did I tell you there are 32 projects in this book?!). The remaining projects will be styled by the uber talented Brittany Jepsen of The House that Lars Built.  I can’t wait to show you all everything.  In the meantime, back to my manuscript.  I can see the finish line!


    • Thanks Laura! If anyone knows it, you do!

  1. Traci

    I love all of this. Good luck finishing!

  2. Congrats — super exciting times and it sounds like all the hard work you’ve put in is paying off. Can’t wait to see the final product!! 🙂

  3. Joanna

    Wow, Anne, I am so excited for you! And slightly less embarrassed that I don’t know what your book is about! Can you share? Cannot wait to see it!

    • Hi Joanna! So happy to hear from you! The book is complete guide to Knitting Without Needles (planned title). It will include 32ish gorgeous finger knitting and arm knitting projects for the beginner to advanced! I’m so so excited!

  4. Camille

    I. Can’t. WAIT! Love you!!! xoxoxox

  5. KateW

    SO exciting! I look forward to all of it! I’m always available if you need any test knitters! #OXOXNirvana

    • I would love to have another test knitter Kate! Please email me at flaxandtwine (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks so much!!

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