Phew! Talk about a bundle of nerves! Will the tech work? (it did). Will the system let us down? (Not yet anyway). Did I make a spelling mistake? (I did - but Devon caught it. That's called teamwork.) Do I have spinach in my teeth? (You'd tell me, right?)

Today marks the start of the next phase of launching Rib - opening pre-orders to all of you! Its a pretty simple thing - a few clicks of the mouse or taps on the screen and next thing you know you're in queue for your very own copy of Rib.

For our fabulous local yarn shops, if you'd like to get in the action we're nearly ready to take your orders as well. If you're super keen and want to raise your hand early (I was one of those kids, who am I kidding) please email us at stockist@ribmag.com and we'll ensure you get the information as soon as its ready.

Finally, if you're an awesome yarn dyer, shopkeeper, or other cool soul who would like to advertise in our pages, we'd love to hear from you as well! Just visit www.ribmag.com/advertise or click on the link at the bottom of the homepage and we'll send you all the details.

With much humbled relief and gratitude for everyone who has already placed or is planning to place an order - happy knitting!!