Thursday, October 13, 2011

Right on Time

What with all the rain and flooding then incredible dryness I thought the leaves would just shrivel and die. However for the last 2 days we have been having the most colorful snow of leaves I haven't seen in years. I go outside and the leaves are gently coming down and coating everything with a fine layer of gold and orange.  So perfect.  So uplifting.  So classic.  And right on schedule too.

And you are asking why I have not been reporting on my knitting.  
OK I have been very quiet but only because I am not allowed to show it to you--------------- yet.
Yes, secret knitting.
Almost.
I had a piece for Knit Picks to get done (actually 2 of the same but in different weight yarns) and then, the greatest thing happened.
I got an email from Knitter's Magazine with an acceptance of one of my patterns!  

When I came back down I realized I had a very short time in which to do the redesign, receive the scrumptious yarn, find beads and then knit the sample and get it in on time.  

The Knit Picks samples went in late last week with the pattern.  They should be up in about 3 weeks.  I will let you know.

I got the beads I wanted at AC Moore but they only had 2 tubes.  I knew I needed at least 3 but counted on them getting more in soon.  Ha!  Then I counted 950 beads needed and there are about 280 per tube. So right before I panicked I ordered more online.   I ran out of beads a little over halfway through the piece over the weekend.  The beads were being delivered by UPS.  But Monday was a holiday and I had to have it in the mail by Wed. 
Surprisingly about 4pm on Monday that brown truck arrived.

UPS is my latest hero.

  I immediately sat down to complete the piece. It was so close to the deadline. I was so nervous as I didn't want my very first national magazine design to be late and rejected. Knitting went on past midnight on Monday and not much else got done on Tuesday except take breaks when my hands hurt.  The mystery knit was completed at 11pm.  whew!
Then it was blocked.

Wednesday morning it was dry so I tucked in the ends and added the  4 x 4 gauge area outlined in waste yarn.  
Then I packed it all up and sent it off.  After that I sent in the pattern and chart and anything else they wanted by email.

I am so looking forward to seeing this in print and being able to share it with you all.




1 comment:

loribird said...

Congratulations!!! That's so exciting!
I'm looking forward to seeing your design. Beaded? Sounds intriguing!