But let's not talk about that. I didn't get very much sleep last night, since I was busy worrying about the query letter I sent to the editor at Interweave. I'm thinking that I might resurrect my sock book proposal and send it around to a few more places. I fired the query off last night and had this crazy thought that the idea was so fantastic she'd be e-mailing me first thing this morning with a book contract. Yeah, and Ed McMahon showed up on my doorstep today with a giant check. Maybe tomorrow.
I also was alerted to some errata in the Tilting Cables Socks pattern in the winter IK. If you're knitting these, the correct way to start the ribbing is as follows:
Rnds 1 & 2: Needles 1 & 3: K2, p4, k4, p8, k2; Needles 2 & 4: K2, p8, k4, p4, k2.
Rnd 3: Needles 1 & 3: K2, p4, k4, p8, k2; Needle 2: K2, p8, k4, p4, k2; Needle 4: K2, p8, k4, p4 (end 2 sts before end of rnd).
Rnd 4 is correct.
D'oh! That's what I get for not including the ribbing on the chart like I should have. I also have a couple pictures of the stitch pattern in a lighter-colored yarn:
(click to enlarge for a better view)
Now I'm back to work on my January stuff. I've been working on something in Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb, which is like crack to me. It is so nice, when I knit with it I wonder why I ever want to knit with anything else.
Oh, and I just found out today that I've been elected to the board of the Association of Knitwear Designers as a member at large. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing since the organization has been going through some growing pains, but I think ultimately it will be great. I'm really starting to feel like I'm a legitimate designer and, not only that, someone who's actually going somewhere. Now if only I could get the kids to stop fighting and pick up their toys...