Proofing doesn’t go on forever (or does it?)

When I started writing this post on February 25, I had recently finished reading the text pages for The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook for the third time. Co-author Carol Ekarius and I have been trading the full-read responsibility baton like relay team members as we have gone through these final pre-press checks. It's kept us … Read more

Proofreading, continued

Yes, it's necessary for me to fully read the pages of the book yet again in their most recent (nearly final) incarnation, although I am finding relatively few spots that need marks for changes (a dramatic contrast from the last set of printouts). What amazes me, though, is that no matter how many times I've … Read more

Reviewing, writing, and proofing

What's been happening around here is this. 1. Review of selected bast-fiber yarns (in this case, linen and hemp, including some blends) for an upcoming issue of Interweave Knits. Deadline met. 2. Writing an article on Soay sheep for an upcoming issue of Spin-Off. The initial agreement was for 1,200 words. A few days before … Read more

Fresh snow

I'm in the mountains again. When I was here before, about the same time last year, I packed the car full of boxes of fiber, spinning wheel, tools, books, and computer, and worked steadily on the book portion of The Project. I was here when I got the news that the book's scope had suddenly … Read more

Teaching workshops about wool at The Spinning Loft

Okay. The maps for the book are due by overnight delivery in 2.5 hours. I need be ready to check the maps. Deadlines are coming closer together. The book is scheduled to go to press on February 19 and to ship (not from the printer, but into people's hands) on May 4. There's a story … Read more

Still proofing, and have still been working on the Cheviots

I have two blog posts partly written that I've been trying to find time to finish—I've enjoyed getting them started, and hope you will enjoy reading them when I can finally post them! Yet it's been a whirlwind around here, and blogging is my "treat" that I haven't had time to indulge in. Mostly I've … Read more