January 20, 2011
Posted in Journal
Although I'm not sure 3 qualifies as a "plethora". Just go with me.
Above is another pair of Emilies, in pink this time! Another order - I'm very excited! It's so great getting positive feedback and results when you put yourself out there.
I'm working on a design for another pair of fingerless mitts that I was hoping to have ready for Valentine's day, but I'm not sure if I'm going to make it. If I keep getting orders, this will just have to be a "when I get the chance" project.
A secret project that I can't really tell you about, but I'm loving the color! I'm designing as I go and I can't wait to share it with you.
I'm afraid a knitting break might be coming up. My hands are starting to cramp up from working on tiny needles for so long. I might need to take a day or two off pretty soon. I will get past these Emilies and see where I am at. Its hard to put the needles down. Maybe I will take the opportunity to work on some sewing projects I have in mind.
I learned yesterday that Interweave Knits is holding a call for submissions for an issue of the magazine they are calling "Jane Austen Knits" - designs inspired by the author, her books and the time period she lived in. I really wish I had known about it earlier - it's been open since November, and the deadline is January 31st.
Last night I played around with some design ideas and came up with one that I think would work, but I don't think I could get it roughed out, swatched (you don't have to knit the whole thing first, you just have to do a tiny bit so they get an idea), and mailed off in time to meet the deadline.
Plus I don't think I would have the guts to actually send it anyways. I mean, really... Interweave is a HUGE publishing company. I would be so sick with anticipation waiting to hear if my design got accepted. That would be so freaky.
But I've got the design, I like it, and I might be creating it soon(ish) to sell in my shop.
If nothing else, seeing the CFS made my brain think and work out a new design.
I'm not quite sure how I went from knitting other people's patterns to designing my own. But I've been having a blast doing it.
Happy Knitting (and Thursday!),