Saturday, October 20, 2007

I am a genious!

Look how gorgeous!:



It's from B. Walker's "Charted designs". That's how it looks in the book with other 2 cables:

I want to design with it a hat and a scarf. I know that it's difficult to design with cables, but I'll try.

I'm completely obsessed with knitting my own clothes. In the stores I look at every knitted item and think that I can do that and even better because I'd pick 100% wool instead of this yackie acrylic! I want also to learn sewing so I wouldn't depend on any store! Also I want something one of a kind.

My WIP


Last picture is what I've got from Knit Picks


Saturday, October 6, 2007

A confession

I was rejected! OK, I said it! Last week came a package from Interweave Crochet that I sent on February. I was laughing out loud when I saw it! Really! It was like a throwback to the past! How much time passed! How much changed! I'd definitely wouldn't send it now. Now I know a lot more and this package was put together at the last moment before deadline. It was felted case for hooks. I put only one swatch that was crocheted. There were no felted swatch. Also the instructions were written by hand--I didn't know yet how to use software and what kind of software to use to write it and to draw. I wouldn't look at it now for certain. And I think the biggest reason for rejection was that they are NOT interested in cases, only wearable garments (have you seen the magazine?)
The learning point:
1. there are half a year (!) in acception/rejection at Interweave
2. do it professionally
3. pitch it to the right place