The Lazy Day of Labor Day

In honor of this day, I’m relaxing and staying away from my yarn and knitting needles. Yup, I’m giving my hands a break and allowing them to recover from last weeks speed knitting.

But don’t think I’m completely knitting free. I visited my favorite library and took out a few knitting books. I’ve already got an idea for another sock design.

I’m also brainstorming some designs for a couple of upcoming magazine submission calls.

Hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day and all the well deserved laziness it brings!

Submission Is Damn Sexy

When most people think of the word, ‘submission’, they think of some poor woman buried under the foot of an overbearing husband. Some more kinky-minded individuals think of the S&M games we like to play in the bedroom. To knitters, the very sound of the word turns us on!

Knitters know that submitting can be damn sexy and very fulfilling. So, what kind of submission am I talking about? It’s the kind that can transform a knitter from a hobby crafter into a full-fledged knitwear designer. It’s submitting your work for publication consideration.

There are knitters who have wet dreams over the thought of their patterns being published. And if your pattern makes it to the coveted front cover of a knitting magazine, well, that’s a full on orgasm right there! It doesn’t matter if you just learned to knit two weeks ago. If you have a design idea in your head, why not take the chance to turn it into a sweet profitable reality?

Below are a list of a few upcoming calls for submissions for you to consider. *Warning- the reading of submission guidelines is  known to be an aphrodisiac.

Twist Collective Winter 2011 Issue

Deadline for submission: May 5, 2011

Submission information:  http://www.twistcollective.com/collection/index.php/component/content/article/95

Mood board: http://twistcollective.com/articlepdfs/tc_winter_board.pdf

Clotheshorse Spring 2012 Issue

Deadline for submission: May 20, 2011

Submission Information: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/clotheshorse/pages/Design-Submission-Guidelines

Mood board: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/clotheshorse/pages/Spring-2012-Call-for-Submissions

Knitscene Spring 2012 Issue

Deadline for submission: May 20, 2011

Submission information: http://www.knitscene.com/contributor-guidelines/

Knitty.com Deep Fall 2011 Issue

Deadline for submission: June 1, 2011

Submission information: http://www.knitty.com/subguide.php

My First Submission

I just submitted one of my sock designs for the first time ever! There was a call out for submissions from Tangled- an online knitting & crochet magazine. Since they will be at Sock Summit this year, they are dedicating their Summer issue to sock knitting. I found out about this on Thursday morning and the deadline for submissions is Monday. So, of course I was a mad duck running around trying to get everything I needed to submit my proposal and get it out in the mail on time. I sent the package priority mail just to make sure it gets there on time.

And now, we wait.

Am I excited about submitting one of my designs? of course. Am I scared about getting rejected? Hell yes!  But even if they decided not to use my design, then their loss will be Ravelry’s gain as I will just post the pattern there for all to enjoy.

I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything.