Archive for December, 2010

December 18, 2010

Patience isn’t my strong suit

I just submitted the simple scarf and cuffs pattern to KnitPicks. According to their FAQ, I should hear back in about three weeks. Since it’s almost Saturday morning, I’m going to figure three weeks from this coming Monday, so by January 13th, giving a little extra time, since it’s the holidays, I should know. Now to get busy with other things so I don’t sit and chew my fingernails.

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December 14, 2010

The State of My Mind Address

Or . . . something like that.

The jeans I patched in that tutorial a couple weeks ago? I’ve patched them again, and they need more. What Grace really needs to do is buy a new pair and let this one get relegated to being patch material.

I submitted the D4 Bag of Dice Holding to the KnitPicks Independent Designers Program. I don’t know if they’ll take it or not. It’s a pretty niche-y, although nifty, pattern, so if they say it doesn’t have a wide market appeal, I’ll agree with them. It took me all of two minutes to write up the e-mail. It took longer to actually send it, since the .pdf is 5 MB, and I have dial-up. Still, it would be nice to get a little more exposure.

I have another pattern that I’ve finished writing that I’m going to submit to the IDP, too. I had originally planned to send it to Sanguine Gryphon for their Spring 2011 line, but I didn’t get it done in time. Since then, it’s undergone some changes. Like, it started out as a really simple scarf, and now it’s a really simple scarf with matching ruffly cuffs. As I said, the pattern is pretty much written. I haven’t finished making the test cuff, and I’m not making a whole scarf until I (hopefully) get yarn support. I want to finish one cuff, though, so I can make sure it works well, and so I can get a better estimate of yardage. If I get the time to knit, I’ll probably be done with it today.

I’m working on another pattern, too. It’s a tank top. My original plan, like ten years ago, was that it would be boxy. Now, I want to make it close-fitting. I have an off-the-rack tank that fits great, and I want to make this one kind of the same. My problem is, do I learn how to do short-row bust shaping (I know how to use short rows in general, I just haven’t used them for that) and include that in the pattern? Do I not include it, but try to make sure that the pattern is adjustable using it? Do I bury my head in the sand and go back to the boxy idea?

I still haven’t finished that skirt.

The Baron Munchausen quote on that one post still gets me the most hits, I swear. (Except for the day that I wrote about The Ladies of Mischief. That was kind of crazy.) I should use more obscure but very popular movie quotes as post titles. Maybe the thing from The Princess Bride where Miracle Max is talking about nothing being better than true love, except maybe a mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, “when the mutton is nice and lean.”

December 4, 2010

No, don’t tell me . . . you got new glasses?

I’m messing around with the style and stuff here. I don’t know if I like it, but we’ll see.

Also, you can now visit my Ravelry shop without being a Ravelry member. Pretty cool, huh?

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