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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.

4 comments:

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?