Friday, June 30, 2006

So much knitting, so little time...

I mentioned quite awhile ago about some designs of mine that had been accepted for Potter Craft's Just Socks and Just Gifts books (sponsored by Lion Brand). Originally, we were to get the yarn in mid-April and the designs would be due by mid-May. Well, mid-May came and went without any yarn or word. I kind of filed the acceptances away in the back of my head, since this kind of thing will happen in the crazy world of knitting design.

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!!!


Blogger lexa said...

I saw the Harlot's post about breastfeeding, too, and thought it was neat that you had one, too!

Blogger actually co-operated with me and uploading pictures yesterday. That was the first time in a long time that it didn't crap out on me!

9:58 AM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Oh, did you get to ride on Thomas, too??? :) We went on Saturday. You remember--when it was 102+ in the Gorge? It was so hot and we were so exhausted that I refrained from going into the yarn store and touching beautiful fibers with my sweaty paws. I will have to make it back sometime, though.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

So glad you have your test knitters all set to go - in fact, by the time I got home from vacation and saw the e-mail, all slots had already been filled. That's good though - I'm by no means a fast knitter, so I would have sat this one out anyway. I wish Blogger had co-operated so we could see your new yarn!!

11:00 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Try uploading your pictures on blogger using a different browser. When I'm having trouble with IE, I switch to Firefox and have no problems.

1:54 PM  
Blogger CarryFairie said...

Yeah, I thought of you too, when I read the Harlot's blog...did you know that she's also a doula? She is an AWESOME woman!

A friend and I are getting together to hang out next weekend and we plan on knitting some hats for that woman in CA.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Knot Another Hat said...

Hi Chrissy! Thank you so much for the shout-out on the store. It was great to meet you and put a face to the designer! :) I'm having the same problems with Blogger and I think I've finally caved and decided to switch to TypePad. It's such a pain though, to have to re-format everything. Bleck.

Enjoy the yarn!! -Sarah at KAH

10:24 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home