Counting the Days
You may have noticed the button to the left – I’m canvassing for submissions to a Crochet Pattern-A-Day calendar that I’m putting together for Accord Publishing. They did a wonderful Knitting Pattern-A-Day calendar for 2005 edited by Paulette Lane This will be along the same lines, but for 2006. My deadline for submissions is Jan 1, but I can be a trifle flexible if I hear of a good idea that needs some time to work out the kinks.
I think this may encourage some knitters to pick up a hook and overcome their fear of crochet (it adds so much to our knit garments to have a nice crocheted edge or crochet buttons!)
Other Things In The Works
I’m also considering editing and compiling a collection of essays from knitters (and knit teachers – anyone who’s taught SOMEONE to knit!) about how the craft has made a positive change in their life, or the lives of those around them.
Every time I hear of another world leader who seems psycho, I just think, “Too bad they don’t knit…” I’m tentatively thinking of calling it, Cheaper than Therapy. If you’re a budding essayist – an Emerson with needles and yarn – please email me with your idea! If I can make this work out I intend to pay for submissions and I promise it will be at least a bit more than I got for my sweater in S&B.
This is still in the idea forming stages, but I know there are a lot of inspirational stories about knitting out there – I’d love to hear them!