So many people have been so kind to say how much they love my writing, my blog, and have also been asking when I would actually sit down and write a book of essays. Well, I already have. 🙂
You see, I’ve been writing this blog for nearly 10 years now. People who have been following my posts are familiar with my story, they’ve been reading this blog for nearly a decade and have watched as this story of mine has unfurled like either the longest autobiography in history, or one of the longest running reality shows of all time.
But, one of the hardest things about finding a blog you like is that you get caught in the middle of the story. Sometimes when you read a blog, you’re not quite sure of the backstory, because when you find a blog you like, you tend to have to read backwards. You have to read previous posts. And it really is like reading a book from last chapter to first.
So I did put together some of my earlier blog posts into a book of essays called, “Slip, Slip, Knit.” It begins with my very first post, my travels through my time as homeless, urging myself to be hopeful, to suddenly going viral for the first time. You get to see the beginning of this story as it happens….in real time.
(And I have to say, I love the title. My nod to SSK. “Yes, we all slip from time to time, but we still keep knitting).
I think some of these essays are really good work. They’re honest. They’re the writings of ONE knitter going alone into this battle with skeins and patterns…and coming out with some rather gorgeous stitches. 😉
So, if you would like to read about the early days of this blog, of this Mad Man Knitting’s life, of how this all started, click here to read a PDF of it.
I love this comment someone made about that book:
“Somewhere between a blog and a series of essays; we are invited into the life of someone who day by day creates his life as he creates wonderful toys. There is honesty and humor and insight here for those who need a little inspiration to keep going on.”
I just love that 🙂
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