Monday, March 05, 2007

Edging Closer to the Finish Line

Progess, everywhere progress.

The Lizard Ridge afghan is progressing nicely. I have 12 completed panels, which is the half-way point. Here are the panels all rolled up together. When this thing is done, it's going to look like a flash of parrots through the Amazon rainforest!

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These are the latest panels. How I loved knitting them! Just like the woman who designed Lizard Ridge, I am making this afghan for my daughter to take to college. There is a lot of love knit up in this one.
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And on the professional front, things are clocking along. This fall, Tom and I wrote a book about an aspect of a contemporary Plains Indians tribe. The project is the culmination of many years of field-work. It was a joy to write this book.

After casting about for an agent (no luck), we called a friend who had published a book on a similar subject. She put us in touch with her editor. In just two weeks, we have advanced to the review stage - which means the editor read the manuscript and liked the book enough to buy it. As it's non-fiction, the editor has to make sure we're not talking out of our hat. Since we do actually know what we're talking about, we anticipate favorable reviews. But we still have to wait another six weeks to hear. Still, we're worlds beyond where we were with this two weeks ago.

So now we wait. And what's better than knitting to pass the time?

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