(A personal note from Joanna)

Dear Readers,

        When Eric and I began working on Phoebe's Sweater a few years ago, we had no idea where it would lead us.  Last fall, after a particular rejection letter from a book publisher, we started thinking about publishing this unique book by ourselves.  We took a huge risk, and as unpublished unknowns with no platform, put everything in our savings (and then some) into an entirely new genre of knitting book.  (At the very least, we figured, we would have a lifetime of really neat baby shower gifts.)  With the encouragement of family and friends, and faith that this was a journey we were meant to travel, we had a few thousand copies of Phoebe's Sweater printed, sent some review copies out in the mail, and hoped that people would like it as much as we did.
         It has been less than six months since we published our book, and I am sitting here at my desk facing a very important reality; at the rate we are going, we will be out of books in six weeks.  Being as it takes our printer about five weeks to reprint... we are thrilled to announce that Phoebe's Sweater is going into a second print run!  This so greatly exceeds our initial expectations for our book that I am almost speechless, (but clearly, not quite.)
          So without further ado, I would like to say, "Start the presses!"  (I love saying that!)  I deeply thank each and every one of you who have played a role in making our dream into a reality.


  1. That is SO exciting! Good for you!

  2. Congratulations!! I was so excited when I found this book. A way for my niece and I to share something super special. I just finished my Phoebe's Sweater knitting and it is going to slowly kill me to have to wait until Christmas to gift it to my niece!
    I am so very happy for you and your husband that all that hard work is paying off.
    Just think of the family legacies you have started! I know my Brother & his wife are thrilled to have their family on the receiving end of this precious gift!

  3. Hi Alisa,
    I am so happy to hear you have enjoyed our book! I do think your handknit gift will be deeply appreciated, and always love to hear about our storybook falling into the hands of a loving family!


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