Wednesday, September 5, 2012

We did it!!!

The next time someone underestimates the power, passion, and scope of the knitting community, I want you to tell them this:

We raised $5000 in just five days- not just for a knitting book, but for a decidedly niche knitting book. That's a niche within a niche. And still, we cranked it out like it was nothin'.

Yup, just after 2 am this morning, we hit our goal!

You. guys. are. amazing. We are knitters, hear us roar. Thank you, so much, to every single one of you who donated, retweeted, or just sent some encouragement our way.

So what's next? Well, the funding is open for another 25 days, and we still have lots of prizes left. I've put up a few more milestones and what each one would provide for us. Believe me, we'll find a good use for every last red cent! It'll only get better and better.

We've also added some new prizes over the last few days! We've got some handspun yarn (by yours truly), a shawl knit just for you from Sarah Burghardt from one of her amazing patterns, and one more opportunity to name a pattern in the book. We've also got lots of fun things left from the beginning- tons of patterns from our designers, some kits and handknits, and the awesome Purl, The Zombie Killer painting. The $30 donation level gets ya both Go Go Malabrigo and Go Go Malabrigo 2, as well as Doomsday Knits, making it a pretty great bargain that has been popular so far.

So yeah, let's keep this party rollin! The (30-day-long) night is young. (Isn't that a vampire movie?) You can check out the campaign here, laugh at my miserable video skills, and see if any of the rewards pique your interest. If you can't or don't wish to donate but still want to help, we'd love a tweet/stumble/pin/wall post/blog mention :-)

In the meantime, it feels good to finally exhale, and know that these shoots will definitely be able to happen, all because of you wonderful people. And don't worry, my month of shameless whoring will be over soon enough, and I will retreat into my lair to cook you up a shaping-up-to-be-pretty-awesome book!


  1. Congratulations! Knitters are awesome at making things happen.

  2. That's awesome!! Congratulations, and I really look forward to this book. It'll be epic


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