This Week I Became . . . .28 May 2009
A Professional Knitwear Designer! Well, I’ve had a pattern published in a magazine, anyway. I haven’t got a photo, because I’ve never knitted the one exactly as I wrote the pattern, but there are a couple of pictures on the Yarn Magazine website ( scroll down to picture No. 5 and there’s another shot if you click on it).
Just about everything I knit is from my own designs because I got fed up looking at patterns and thinking “I’d really like that with short sleeves and a different hem. I don’t really like the collar and wouldn’t it look better in a finer yarn “. It’s easier just to start from scratch.
Whether I’ll bother to submit another item to a magazine, I’m not sure. I found it a disorganised hassle and it took a year from submission to publication. So when life gets a bit less busy, I’m thinking of putting some up for sale and free on Ravelry as that would appear to be a much easier option. No worry about seasons, for a start. No great time lag (knit it, write it, put it up for sale).
But there’s nothing like the buzz of having it in print.