Friday, May 7, 2010

This and That.

I feel bad that I haven't been able to update as much as I would like lately.  Many of the projects I have been working on are top secret!  Well, reavealing them wouldn't get me thrown in jail or anything, but they are all pending submissions.  That means, unfortunately, no blogging about them.

I do have still have a cardigan in the works, but there are so many things with looming deadlines, it has taken the backseat for now.  At this point, it has two possible futures, depending on what happens with the other designs...hang out on the backseat even longer if my proposal(s) are accepted or it gets first priority as soon as the rejection notices come in.  Of course I am hoping for the former, but I would like to see my little sweater finished sometime in the near future.

Right now, I am easily distracted by so many different options for my designs.  There are so many choices, it is amazing.  Self-publishing is the easiest option to me which can include e-books and even small print runs, then submissions to companies like Knit Picks, then books and magazines.  Plus there are probably a million different variants on those possibilities as well.

My current issue, shall we say, is trying to figure out exactly which I want to focus on.  So I am currently experimenting with a majority of them.  The pros of self publishing, are no deadlines, other than the ones I set for myself.  All other forms need at least a rough deadline, in which you are accountable to someone else.  Of course going through a yarn company, book or magazine can mean a lot more exposure than I could get on my own as a brand new designer.

So that is where things stand.  Some other exciting news, I got my first pair of Signature circular needles.  These things are awesome, pricey, but so worth it! I figure with the amount of money I spend on yarn, I should have nice needles to knit it on!  Hopefully they will offer more sizes soon, or my ultimate dream...a set if interchangeable needles.  Right now I am working with my pair of 32" size 6 circulars with stiletto points, and I think it is time I got back to my knitting!

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