I’m still feeling stunned from Harvey last week, and I wasn’t even directly affected by the storm, but the sooner I can get back to your regular crochet programming, the better! Please continue to donate and help out, and for all you folks in Florida and its neighboring islands, please stay safe in the face of Irma!
You know all those super cool photos in my book Literary Yarns? The clean and stylish page layouts? The formatting of the patterns? The pre-order campaigns that were rolled out? I can’t take credit for ANY of that. When I wrote Literary Yarns, I was fortunate enough to have an amazingly helpful team of folks from Quirk Books to help me through the process and do a lot of the heavy lifting for me. I wrote the patterns, the how-to instructions, and I shot the step-by-step photos in the tutorial sections, but everything else? It was all done by some amazing people. Once the book was out I knew I had to make thank you critters for everyone involved with the book. I’ve already posted some of the thank you critters I’ve made on my social media accounts, but there was one that I still needed to make, and that was for my editor Tiffany. She kept on insisting that working on Literary Yarns with me was good enough, but I kept insisting back that she should pick something. And it just so happened that her pick was also one of my favorite characters:
“Börk börk börk!”
THE SWEDISH CHEF. I FREAKING LOVE THE SWEDISH CHEF. It always slightly freaked me out that he had these creepy normal human hands, but I still loved him with his nonsense gibberish and his chaotic “cooking.”
“Heer we håv de choppy chop!”
“Und heer we håv de chicky! Güd chicky. Tåstee chicky.”
Looks like that chicken’s going to be in some trouble. SAVE YOURSELF, CHICKEN-FRIEND.
And here are the other thank you critters that I’ve made!
Photographer Mike wanted an Alec Guinness Obi-Wan Kenobi:
Editor Blair wanted a fangirl from the cover of the Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy:
Designer Andie wanted a Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls:
Designer Molly wanted a little Glenn Danzig:
And publicist Kelsey wanted an 11th Doctor:
Literary Yarns couldn’t have happened without all their help, and I can’t think of a better group of people to work with on my first published work!
And just one more plug (with good intentions!)…if you enjoyed seeing my Swedish Chef, maybe help out a food-related cause by donating to the Houston Food Bank! They’re always doing good work around town, but they’ve especially been beefing up their efforts since the storm hit. Feed some folks who need a hot meal, and save some lives. The Swedish Chef thanks you!