Although I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember (and my mom has the hilarious proto-books to prove it, including one called The Book of Monsters that I really should scan in someday), I have never liked writing titles. They always seem so… I don’t even have a good word for it! (Me, speechless? I never thought I’d see the day).
I was happy with Knitgrrl’s title — I think it reflected the Riot Grrl / DIY-friendly connection I wrote about in the first book’s intro nicely, and apparently it’s memorable: a yarn store owner friend of mine reports several times a week she has grandmas or moms coming in asking for “that grrl book.” Spin To Knit was already a working title at Interweave when I talked to the editors about writing a new spinning book aimed at knitters, so I never even touched it.
More recently, though, Heather and I have gone through what seems like 1,001 changes to the title of our felting book. For a while, it was Felt Tips. Pun-ny, cute. Then it was changed to Felt It… but at TNNA, we learned there was a new book coming out with that title. Bye-bye, Felt It. We hardly knew ye. My (male) friends suggested, more than once, that we call it Felt Up. I suspect the editors thought I was kidding when I mentioned that. At long last, however, the book’s true title can be announced:
Felt Frenzy: 27 Projects for All Forms of Felting
It’ll be out in the spring. Look for it on the shelf next to Amy Swenson’s just-announced new felting book from Wiley. Speaking of, her crochet book comes out very soon. You can preorder it here!