Saturday, December 13, 2003

Design Assistance

The kitten's been helping me with my design submissions (she's modling one crocheted bracelet while I scan another.) It's due Monday - I'm late sending them out. Damn! This time IK's asking for crochet submissions for a special Crochet issue as well as regular knitting submissions for the Fall 2004 issue. I started by crocheting many years ago (I was 8 and took lessons from an older woman in Toledo) but I haven't taken it as far as I've taken my knitting. I noodled around with some Tunisian crochet, but I'm having a hard time keeping my edges straight.

Here are my submissions - on the left are the crochet, on the right the knit. Some magazines like getting "real" submissions (packages via usps with knit swatches) and some are happy to take "cyber" submissions (emailed pdf or jpg files with all the information supplied) I think if I were an editor I'd prefer the 'real' - but I'd also be open to some cyber submissions from contributors with whom I was familiar.

I want to send these instead of emailing them because - especially with the crochet - I feel it's important for the editors to be able to touch, feel and see the swatches up close.

I have to take a quick run through the house to clean it up before my finishing class today. I have a LOT of yarn to put away after my marathon swatching session of the last 2 days!

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