November 2, 2010. Mark it!

Soooo, this week I received first pass pages for my book! It’s the first time I’ve seen all of it all designed up and laid out and everything. It’s pretty cool! I’m also starting to conceive of some promo stuff for the book, and I wasn’t really sure what the pub date was…so I decided to see if it was on yet….and it is!

You can click on the image to go to the Amazon page! So yeah, November 2. That seems like a loooooong time from now! People have been really nice and saying they will pre-order it now, but….remember it IS 7 months away!

When I went to my friend Jandy’s reading/book launch, I wondered if I should have one. I feel like if I had one, nobody would come, and it would be really embarrassing! Plus, I don’t think I would be reading patterns out loud in front of everybody! Has anyone attended a craft-book launch party before?

38 Comments on “November 2, 2010. Mark it!”

  • Moonie


    Yay! πŸ˜€ I’m planning to re-learn how to crochet over the summer so I can actually do stuff from the book! >w<

    • Hehe you definitely have some time to practice!!! πŸ˜‰

  • Jules Chan


    I’ll be the first to say Congratulations girl… well done, and yes, I will be one of the first to reserve my book!!

  • Kasi


    I totally preordered it already!

  • Oh it looks great Twinkie Chan, even though I’m not too bothered about learning to crochet it looks so cute I may have to get it! xx

    • Hehheh aw it’s ok. I know a crochet book is not for everybody πŸ˜›

  • Jessica


    That is so cool…christmas shopping for my friends this year will be so much easier!
    I’ve never been to a craft book reading, but I think up here in Portland,OR it would be pretty damn popular event. We have a huge crafty/DIY community here that would totally appreciate you.
    Also, if you are still looking for boutiquey places to carry yummy you, you might consider our city. We have quite a few places that I think would want your amazing creations.

    • If you have a fave boutique, I’d loved to know!!! I do know that a boutique there did place an order at the tradeshow, but I can’t recall the name at this very second! πŸ˜›

  • Tessel


    Can’t wait, it looks so awesome! Is the gingerbreadman pattern in there? I would like to come to a book launch, only I live in Europe, so I can’t :

  • Congratulations Twinkie!!! This may be the push I finally need to learn how to crochet. I just learned how to knit properly the other day so I am all about the new crafty skillz.

  • HannMay



    I would totally come to your launch if I wasn’t on another continent.

    Most definatly going to get this book!! I started about a week ago at trying to crochet, it is not working out that great :(, but now its going to be my mission just so i can crochet Twinkie Chan made cuteness!

  • jessica


    Its been so cool to follow you along this process! I work at a bookstore so I feel like when your book comes out I can be like, “I know her!!!” Then I’ll be like … “well I read her blog …… that’s almost the same!”

    Anyway, congrats! So exciting!! :^)

    • Christine Kennedy


      that’s the same way i feel πŸ™‚

  • Abby


    I think a crafty book launch would be fun if it was stitch and bitch style…like you show them how to make something simple out of the book. They should buy the book to follow along.

  • brenneke


    hi twinkie!

    iΒ΄m completely addicted to crochetting…i MUST HAVE your book in my collection!…i canΒ΄t wait!

    sweet greetings from The Netherlands!

    brenn x

  • How exciting! I tried learning crochet a couple of times, but gave up every time. Maybe your book is a good excuse to try again?

  • Christine Kennedy


    you could have a book launch where you demonstrate the pattern and let people crochet with you! you don’t necessarily have to read top them πŸ™‚

  • Elle


    Congratulations! woot woot I have been admiring your works of inedible art from Alberta, Canada.

    As for the craft book launch party…do it! Looking forward to your book.

  • pinklamb


    CONGRATS!!!!!! I seriously cannot wait for this book! I have been so excited for this book, its not even funny!! I am pre-ordering it! Yes!!!! I would so go to a launch party if you had one….but I live in Iowa. Bummer for me!

  • McKayla


    Congratulations! πŸ˜€ I know what’s gonna be on my Christmas list… πŸ™‚

    I agree with Jessica! There’s a huge crafty community here in Portland!

  • San Smith


    You should totally have a launch party! You could sign books instead of reading maybe, and bring examples of awesome stuff you have made so people can see it in person. πŸ™‚ This is such a cool accomplishment – very inspiring! Good luck Twinkie!

  • Lo Zephyr


    You MUST have a book signing! MUST!

    I think it would be totally rad if instead of reading an excerpt you chose a simple example to crochet with the audience! Kind of give them a nice intro to the book without feeling like you’re boring them. Plus, I bet advertising it as an interactive craft session would appeal to tons of people who’d otherwise never pick up the book.

  • Petra


    I’m so excited about this! I’m absolutely going to pre-order!

  • Michelle


    Congrats on the book and I can’t wait for it to come out! I don’t crochet, but would love to learn one day. But I love looking at crochet books and seeing the things you can make, so this book with either be a must have purchase or a begged for for Christmas gift. πŸ˜€ Either way I SHALL have it. πŸ™‚ And hey, you could have a BYOY…bring your own yarn, book reading where you read out about a pattern and you and the audience work through it together. Just a thought. πŸ˜€

  • Ali


    I think you should have a book launch party AND, most important, I think you should make it a stitching party! Like maybe some company would donate needles and basic yarn for you to give to people?? ALSO, (selfish thought) but I REALLY think you need to travel to a few cities to promote the book… you know, to spread the love a bit? Like in Kansas City where I live???

  • Brigitte


    That will be easy to remember, it’s my birthday! πŸ˜€

  • Sylvette Marie


    i do not crochet put im goin to buy it… love and hugs 4 you twinkie….

  • Fay


    At my bookstore, we’ve had some stitch and bitch style things, where we’ve got some craft book makers to come and promote their book by coming in the day, singing the book, then doing a little after hours talk, with crochet/sewing/quilting etc, where they may do a little class, or just sit around and do a Q&A while doing whatever it is that they do!

    Come on, do a UK book tour, I arranged to have the book put on our system today ;o) Can’t wait to get it in! (If I’m still there in November, haha! If not, I’ll go in to get it.

    What you may want to do (you’ve probably thought of this) is try and encourage overseas readers to start their own Twinkie inspired book thing when it’s released? Like a little stitch and bitch, but using your book, ie. go buy it! Haha! I certainly will, because it looks awesome.

    Cant wait, and congratulations!

  • The cramped hand


    Congrats on your book I all ready pre ordered mine. It’s so exciting can hardly wait for November. And that’s saying something when you live in Wisconsin.
    Keep making the Yummy factor rise for us.
    Love Ya~!

  • Maggi


    Woo hoooooooo! That is SO awesome! I’m definitely getting a copy!

  • Sandy


    WOW that’s fabulous news! Having your own book must be like a dream come true for you. I am not a very good crocheter and only just started but when I first saw your scarves I was so inspired that I crocheted a scarf for my friend. No food though πŸ™‚
    The Barbapapas used to be a popular children’s programme round here.

  • Alexa


    I think you should definately have a book launch party! It’s such a great achievment. You could have lots of yummy cupcakes to eat!

  • The cramped hand


    I have pre ordered your book YaHoo!!!
    Something to look forward to.

  • Manda


    Instead of reading part of yr book @the launch you could teach everyone how to make something simple out of the book. Kinda like a craft party. Everyone can make one with you! Just an idea.

    • Yes, true! A lot of people have been making this suggestion, altho, it would take some thinking on how to make one of the projects from the book seem simple for a demo πŸ™‚

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