So much knitting, so little time...
Yesterday, I get an e-mail from the acquisitions editor. The publisher has finally gotten off their butts and finalized the designs that are going into the books (mine are all still on), and the new deadline is mid-July. Yes, you read that right - I have until mid-July to do two pairs of socks and two gifts. Today is June 30. There is no sign of my yarn. Hmm...
Fortunately, I put out the word to my awesome pool of test knitters and have some flying fingers lined up to help me out. This is a very good thing, since I'm working furiously on three other designs that need to go out - the Knit Simple design, which is due at the end of July, a new Y2Knit design and the Big Girl Knits 2 socks, both of which are due at the end of August. So extra knitting time is something I just do not have at the moment. Thank goodness for sample knitters!
Needless to say, my poor Meilenweit socks will be sorely neglected for awhile. I did get the first one completely done, apart from a couple ends that need to be woven in.
Another thing I wish I had some extra knitting time for is happening over at the Harlot's blog - check out her post from yesterday. This little project combines knitting with promoting breastfeeding among low-income women in California. And who knew that the Harlot was an IBCLC (int'l board certified lactation consultant) and a huge breastfeeding advocate? I find it funny that she posted this at the same time as I was railing about the Victoria's Secret stuff... Thanks to Yvonne for the link!
And speaking of Yvonne, I met up with her on Wednesday after my mother-in-law and I packed up the kids and took them to Hood River to ride on Thomas the Tank Engine. The lovely little shop that she works at, Knot Another Hat, is right up the street from the train station. In fact, they have a sign out on their balcony that's visible from the station that simply says "YARN" (talk about the siren's song). I really wish I had some pictures from the whole event, but sadly my camera's memory card was still plugged in to my laptop, rendering my camera cute but useless.
Anyway, it's a lovely little shop, and I found a couple treasures there (can I EVER leave a yarn shop without buying something? If history is any indication - no I can not!).
Dang it all! Blogger is yet again refusing my pictures. I have a lovely picture of a pile of grey and burnt orange Cascade 220 (which she had on sale for $3.50 a hank!!!) with a ball of Austermann Step (that funky sock yarn that has Aloe and Jojoba in it) and a ball of Trekking XXL sitting saucily on top.
I will end this post with an apology to my mom. I am sorry that I don't have more pictures of the kids. I guess if you want to see them, you're going to have to come visit!!!