I'm at the public library this afternoon, perusing the "new" books shelves and I spot 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders. I've been waiting for this book to be published as I have a design in there! Yep, there's a picture of my "eyelet shruglet" on page 25, with the directions (and designer acknowledgment) on page 179. So, I'm grinning like the Cheshire Cat, seeing my name in print.
On a whim, I also pick-up Babies and Toddlers: A Knitter's Dozen from XRX Books (publishers of Knitter's Magazine). I look at the introduction and there's a sweater/cap set I'd done about 5 years ago. Yep, out of all the baby and toddler designs Knitter's magazine has published over the years, MINE is one of their "favorite 12" (in the book, it's the 4th pattern if that is an indicator). My "Mexicali Baby Ole" baby sweater and cap, made with self-striping sock yarn, looks as good today as it did 5 years ago.
Again, how cool is this -- I get to knit AND occasionally, see my name in print!