First, thank you to everyone who said something kind about my pattern. If you are new to this blog you may not understand the depths of my anxiety regarding "putting it out there." Reading the comments has been amazing and overwhelming and lovely.
In the last two days since my knitty pattern has gone live:
visits from every state and many countries all over the world.
There was some nervousness over the "headshot" and I went with a picture that gives one the impression I am an outdoorsperson. I admit today that was the only time I ever kayaked!
I also want to give a shout out to the photographer of the kayak picture, Mr. 12. I didn't give him credit in the knitty article because he likes to be anonymous. So now he is slightly less anonymous. At least I didn't tell everyone that he fell into the river when getting out of the kayak and lost his shoes and had to wear women's shoes on the drive home. Your secret is safe with me!