What a bizarro day...
Then, rejection came swooping down on me in the form of an e-mail from Knitty. They're not taking my design. Not a huge surprise, but still disappointing. I try to keep thinking of selling designs as being like selling a novel, or a house. You just need to get it in front of the right person at the right time. After a little pity party, I dusted myself off and sent an e-mail off to Kerrie at Mag Knits. They publish monthly, so they might have a little more room for my humble little scarf pattern...
To top it all off, I screwed up the short row heel on my little baby sock on the very last row.
Sorry about the blurry photo - I really need a camera that takes better close-ups! The way that these short rows are constructed uses a series of yarn overs instead of the usual wrap-and-turn. This makes it next to impossible to tink and get all of the yo's back on the needle in the right place and facing the right way. Good thing it's a tiny little sock!
This one has the x-o cable pattern down the front. I'm knitting this pair on size 1 needles (the pairs I made for Owen were on size 2s), and it is soooo teeny! Karen just bought some of this same yarn, same colorway - look how nice it knits up! You've got good taste, girl!
I did end the day right, though, by finishing my mother-in-law's Christmas present. Click here for pics. It turned out great, so I'm very happy.
Before we leave, I need all y'all's opinion on something. I was making Conwy with the intent to give them to my daughter's preschool teacher for Christmas. However, she's an all-black, twin-sets-and-heels kinda gal. Do you think these are too wild? I'm thinking that maybe I should keep these for myself (yeah, wouldn't that be a bummer) and make her some heather gray straight-laced socks. What do you guys think? To refresh your memory, here is a pic of the second Conwy, languishing without a toe.