Thanks you guys!
Guess who I just had a lovely phone conversation with? Tina Newton, of Blue Moon Fiber Arts! She finally got a chance to look over my designs and she loved all of them. I get to go visit them on Monday and meet with her to talk about the details. How exciting is that? I cannot WAIT to see where Socks That Rock is born. They are literally out in the middle of nowhere - the directions she gave me (after getting off the secondary roads) were, look for the house that's under construction and take a left. Then, look for the row of mailboxes. Take the next gravel road to your right. And whatever you do, don't take THIS road because you'll enter the Twilight Zone...
Still haven't heard from Knitty, so I'm hoping this means I'm in the queue. I sent off my Big Girl Knits 2 submissions this morning, so we'll see what happens there. I just need to get over the fact that Amy doesn't like most of my designs, because plenty of other people do! And I kind of have to agree with the consensus that the current Knitty isn't that great. But, like someone said, if you've got your own on-line magazine, you can pick whatever designs you want!
Yesterday, I packed the kids in the car, picked up my mother-in-law and headed down to Woodburn to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. Since I've been a total Project Spectrum loser, I'm going to post some excellent PS pictures that I took yesterday. Check out these oranges and yellows!
And, as with any outing that involves the children, we got our obligatory cute kid pics.
Doesn't everyone need a giant shoe that they can put their child in?
And here was the highlight of our day:
The cow train! Sydney talked about it for the rest of the day. It was actually pretty fun - the whole contraption was pulled by a guy on a 4-wheeler. We cruised way out into the back of the fields and drove through a bunch of mud puddles.
Now it's time for me to get back to knitting, swatching and pattern writing. It's never ending!