We returned from Ireland to find a package for me from Lulu. I was soooo excited. Lulu is an online self publishing company which I am totally in love with. The book I received today was a knitting journal that I created a couple of weeks ago. See, my knitting projects were begining to stack up and I was in need of a way to keep track of what I have finished, alterations I made etc. and projects waiting to be made. To solve this problem I decided to make a book that I could record information as well as pictures and yarn samples. This is where Lulu came in. I created a pdf file using word and then uploaded it to my lulu account, then sent it for printing. Two weeks later, my hard back, 150 page book arrived from North Carolina. Fantastic. There are just a few alterations I would make to my document, mistakes that I noticed a couple of days after sending it to be printed but other than that it turned out great as you can see.
Those of you interested should check out their web site, www.lulu.com-- They do everything from black and white word documents to full color portfolios. I have looked into lots of different publishing sites and this one give you the most freedom of creation on your own, so if you are a wiz at say, photoshop you could totally create a kickin scrapbook in a multiple of sizes (workin on in), or say a full color cookbook (if you regularly receive Christmas presents from me don't even think of this idea!) I have had a great experience with lulu so far and I plan on using them again.
Here are a couple of pictures of Anya in a new hat I knit the other day. I can't show you most of the stuff I am knitting right now as there are Christmas presents but rest assured I am still knitting away. Enjoy!