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Saturday, July 14, 2007

no pressure, really

There is no knitting to report. It's not that I am not knitting, which I definitely am (a sock, of course, but who want to see a partial sock? You all know what it looks like.)

I am also doing a tremendous amount of knitting in my head. Yes I realize that this might prompt someone to look in the phone book under "psychiatry" and pick a number to call, for my own protection.

I am fine, I assure you. So fine in fact that I can't even write about it.

See, I had a design accepted at a major knitting magazine, but I don't have official permission to talk about the actual project. I guess I can tell you that I have to make a sweater out of sportweight yarn on size 4 needles, size 34, with "sleeves to the elbow". They want the pattern written up in 5 sizes, so I have been a swatching maniac and been feeding my gauge to the recently purchased software. Which has no idea how to calculate a sleeve that hits the elbow.

So I have hit the books and the needles, I am hazarding guesses, and am letting some of it marinate for a while, while I mull over my next step.
I want the pattern to be perfect first, before I make the sweater. Which is such a departure for me....all my knitting life I would cast on first, then figure out the rest.

The real fun part of it is that I get to use my own ideas about this sweater, which was submitted as a shell but got changed to a sweater with the above mentioned sleeve length...but no matter. I have all the knitting greats on my side. I know how to do this.

I know how to knit.

I have until the end of the month to get it all done.


KarenJoSeattle said...

Congratulations on the design acceptance. That would change the way you think about the creation. That and a deadline.

AlisonH said...

You, my friend, are a far braver soul than I. Best of luck!

Anna said...

Congratulations! I offer my services as a test knitter, with the promise of unusual timeliness.

Dyepotgirl said...

Way to go Karin! That is so cool! I don't know how you do it. I can't even imagine designing a pattern let alone one in 5 sizes! That's probably why I stick to the dyeing and leave the designing to people like you LOL! You go girl! Are you counting the days to Rhinebeck?