Part of it is the fact that Knitty was one of the first places I went to after I got back into knitting. The patterns were so cool, and I loved the coffeeshop (still do but haven't had any time to hang out in there in months). It just feels like the place that I love so much should love me back, and the rejections just make me feel bad about it and about Amy. I know I shouldn't take it personally, but it's so hard not to! Especially when the new issues come out, and I think that my stuff is just as good as some of the stuff in there... (Of course, I'm not objective and possibly very wrong.) Anyway, I still love Knitty, but I'm not loving trying to submit designs there! Although I can see myself doing an about-face and deciding I'm going to flood her with designs until she accepts one.
Okay, on to happier things! I do have some sock updates, but I'm going to save them for tomorrow to go along with the big prize announcement. I actually have some pictures to show you today!
First up are some knit-along prizes sent my way from Quikeye.
Aren't they gorgeous? I still haven't decided if they will be monthly prizes or go in the big prize basket at the end. I've also decided to add a prize to go to the person with the most brownie points at the end of the knit-along, so keep those socks coming!
She also sent me this lovely little yarn cake as a thank you for hosting the knit-along.
This is a little mill-end of Cherry Tree Hill Glitz. Does it not rock? I can't wait to make something out of it. Thanks, girlfriend!
Next, I'll give you a little preview of the June Mag Knits design without giving too much away.
Hmm...what could it be?
I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I'm taking some fashion design classes at PCC this term. I had the first session of my fashion illustration class last night, and it was so cool. We drew croquis, which are basically just proportional figures. Here are a couple of mine (I like the one on the right best). Sorry about the bad picture quality, but it's hard to take a good pic of a pencil drawing on paper in dim lighting with a flash!
My sketches are just horrible, so it will be nice to be able to draw a decent figure. We're also going to learn to draw fashion poses and technical layouts of clothing (the detailed drawing that a patternmaker could sew from). Obviously this is all geared towards sewn clothes, but I think a lot of it will apply to what I'm doing as well. But boy, do those fashion figures have some long legs! They are totally freakish. Not at all what I (or any other normal woman) look(s) like!!!
And finally, a big congratulations to my friend Chris who FINALLY had her son yesterday morning. He is the cutest little guy, and I'm sure Chris is very much enjoying not being pregnant any longer. Welcome to the world, little guy!