Once upon a time, isn’t that how all great stories begin? Imagination, play, and stories are all important elements of my day. Anytime I can partner any of those things with my crafting, particularly knitting, even better! My daughter Addison shares those same passions and when she has an idea in her head, she chases it until gets it.. Over and over again, she told me about this doll that she wanted, that she just had to have. We searched and we looked, but nothing we found was quite right. She would tell me about it and draw pictures of the different things she wanted. Dolls came into our house, dolls were left all over my floor, but still this doll was nowhere to be found.
So, of course, in all her wisdom, she suggested that I could make this doll. And that was the beginning of Lorelei. As the doll started to come to life a story was born and it needed telling. When the doll was finished, my daughter pointed out that she needed clothes, and most importantly, the mermaid tail! Piece by piece, this little collection grew, this idea started coming alive and my book was born.
Making memories is so important to me, and I want all children to look back and have a touch point that makes their childhood special. It’s been my forever dream to write a book and to this day, I still squeal with glee whenever I see my name in print in some publication or other. I grew up on a steady diet of Anne of Green Gables, Little Women and just a dash of Little House on the Prairie. Nothing makes me quite as happy as buying and sharing a new children’s picture book with my little ones. I knew that somehow, I had to combine my love of story with my passion for knitting.
I hope that you are as excited about this project as I am. There are two ways to get a copy of Lorelei's Journey: Knitting for (Mermaid) Dolls and those who Love Them for yourself. The first way is to pre-order the print version from my website. The print version will get you a copy of the ebook for download, today, with a code to include it in your Ravelry Library. The first 15 pre-order copies will also get super special Launch swag, to include a handmade mermaid stitch marker!. Your print book will be shipped to you in 3 months. All pre-orders will include a little something special in their package as well!
I'll be sharing some more of the patterns with you, and some of the behind the scenes stories of their creation, here over the next few weeks. I'm also working on some plans for some yarn prizes and a Lorelei KAL, so be sure to stay tuned for that!
Thank you all again for all the love and support for Lorelei! I hope that this book encourages you on a journey of making memories for yourself and your loved ones.