Saturday, November 12, 2005

Various updates

I finished the plain ol boring grey socks last night. So, I need to come up with another mindless and portable project to fill that niche. I'm thinking about the Cable and Rib socks from IK last issue. Or was it the issue before? Using my totally autumnal Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn. Sounds like a plan.

I got impatient waiting to hear back from Amy S. about my Knitty submission and dropped her a message asking what's up. She said that she hated to say no to such a great design, but, well you know the line, "It just isn't right for Knitty." However, she encouraged me to send it to Interweave Knits, so I got the ball rolling on that process. Made a swatch (hmm, swatching for the sweater that's already made? something a little bass-ackward there!) and wrote up the description. I had some photos printed from my digital pics and picked the best two to send along instead of sketches. I knit better than I sketch, so I may as well show 'em the garment instead of my pencil version of what it kinda looks like. IK asks new submitters to send a brief statement of one's knitting philosophy and history. What my mom always told me, "If you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullshit." I've been having fun creating a designer letterhead on which to submit all these pieces of paper. As soon as the swatch dries, I can pack it all up and send it off! And keep my fingers crossed. I wasn't planning to try to jump into the big leagues until next year, when Colin goes to kindergarten. But opportunity came knocking, so nothing to lose by trying.

Tomorrow is my birthday. I'm turning 44. My folks are coming for a couple nights and we should have a nice time. I always wish I could have more time with them.

Off to play with yarn. And then off to sleep.


Becky in Iowa :O) said...

Fingers are crossed for ya hun. I know you'll do great. I've loved all your designs that I've seen.

zibibbo said...

Buon Compleanno Bella!!!

Love your mom's saying there btw :)

RheLynn said...

Your designs on the Garter Belt look great - and I've seen the ones on Knitty before. It is a great showcase of talent! Best of luck with your new design.

Marji said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth.
Go for it in 'the big leagues'
Keeping fingers crossed for you

Laura said...

Knitty is great, but a bit too fixated on the flavor of the moment, if you ask me (like they would ask me!). I hope Interweave Knits picks it up. They could use some new blood. Best of luck!

D said...

Happy Birthday!

Leslie said...

Good luck with the IK submission! You've done all the work, so I think it's definitely worth a shot. And have a very happy birthday, too!

Stasia said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Happy belated birthday!

Good luck with the IK submission - look forward to seeing your work!

And a question: I'm spending time in Madison these days as my dog is being treated at the UW vet school. Today I tried to find Coyote Yarns on Parmenter Street, but the shop was vacant. Can you tell me where they've moved to? Thanks!