The next few weeks are going to be busy. I have a lot of exciting content ready, starting with a new Seven Questions interview tomorrow morning. So here’s a quick three-in-one post to share a few things before too much time elapses.
First of all, anyone else on Google+ yet? We had such a great discussion about social media a few weeks ago, and that has gotten me thinking about finally joining Facebook or Twitter. I haven’t, yet. But when I received an invitation to Google+ and heard the buzz that it’s a great place for writers, I signed up. I don’t really know what I’m doing yet, but feel free to add me to a circle if you’re on there.
You can find me here: gplus.to/laurastanfill. Having a name as part of the link, instead of using a string of numbers to identify yourself, can be found here. And writers on Google+ are invited to submit their information to GalleyCat to be added to a networking list. Both of those tips are courtesy of the media-savvy awesome author Sarah Cypher.
Second, my flipback book arrived Friday from Hodder & Stoughton! I am now the proud owner of the most exquisite and unusual edition of David Mitchell’s “Cloud Atlas.” I’ve begun a review, which I’ll post later this week or sometime next week. It’s too beautiful to stick in my pocket, but it’s definitely small enough to fit in there.
And finally, with all the talk of social media, there’s still nothing that replaces actual networking. I’m talking about next weekend’s Sock Summit here in Portland, Oregon. Knitters from all over gather to take classes, meet famous knitters, attend lectures, participate in contests, buy amazing yarn from the marketplace and, of course, admire each other’s handmade accessories.
If you attend, be sure to stop by the Blissful Knits & Dyeworks booth to ooh and ahh over my friend Raya’s yarn. Her colorways are one-of-a-kind, and she’s known for using really soft but sturdy base yarns that are ideal for baby and kids knits as well as anything you want to still look lovely after a lot of wear.