Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

It is time to celebrate. I checked my emails last night and what did I find? Why this adorable note sent to me by the good people over at Sanguine Gryphon:

Michelle,
We are very interested in publishing your sock design, and I would like to have the opportunity to discuss the design process with you.

 
Please call when you can, xxx-xxx-xxxx.  
Cheers,

Jamie

 Sqeels of excitement along with lots of childish jumping around followed the reading of this email. My  first sock design accepted. I shall frame this email and I will love it and squeeze it and hug it and call it George.

I called dear beautiful Jamie who talked to me about the details of the project. Now I wait for the contract and yarn to arrive. *Liver Chick gets up from laptop and does a happy dance once around the room”

Oh, by the way, my sock design I submitted for Clotheshorse was rejected the very same day. Go figure!

 

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

Currently On The Needles

I’ve been reminded of the lack of knitting pictures- especially sock knitinng pictures- on my blog. Trust me, I am knitting and crocheting my butt off at the moment. Unfortunately, since some of the items I am knitting is being sent to magazines for publication consideration, I’m unable to share them with you just yet. However, even though I can’t let you see what I’m working on, I can at least tell you about it. So, here is a list of what’s currently on my needles, (and hooks):

– A crocheted Homestar Runner as a birthday gift for my Boy Toy

– Another crocheted Strong Bad For my Boy Toy’s co-worker

– Some size 8 1/2 socks for a sock swap (I will share this pattern free on Ravelry near the end of May)

– The Royal Wedding socks being knitted in size 10 crochet cotton, double stranded (hopefully will be able to post the  pattern on the big day)

– A blingy pair of socks for consideration in the ezine, Twist Collective Winter 2011 issue

– Two fashion-forward sock designs for consideration in the new upcoming ezine, Clotheshorse Spring 2012 issue

– Elegant and simple sock design for consideration in Knitscene magazine Spring 2012 issue

– Hand stitching the pieces of the blanket my Boy Toy made on his knitting loom

– Working on the cross-stitch pattern from Hell, for my Boy Toy’s great Aunt

And finally, I’m doing my best to keep from tripping over all the yarn that has exploded in my room due to all my many projects going on at once. I’m starting to wonder the statistics of knitters who have died under the weight of too many knitting projects?