Two crochet projects being submitted to Storey Publishing for one of their upcoming 101 One Skein series books:
the whimsical Zucchini Cocoon (with matching hat)
and below, a lace "cloud" of a blanket.
Wish me luck--I hope they make it into the book!
Submitting patterns to others, however, means a looming, brooding cloud of dreaded deadlines. I kept trying to substitute the word "lifeline" in my mind, or "submission date" or "reception date," but I just couldn't fool myself. It still felt like a deadline. Cue the high blood pressure.
So I didn't let myself blog. I hardly ever let myself spin, or quilt--I didn't finish my one UFO quilt a month "deadline" either! Yikes! It began to feel like a burden instead of a joy, so I told myself, "You don't have to finish the quilt. Just finish the crochet patterns and get them out the door."
As of this morning, the pattern has been e-mailed, the "cloud" itself is off to Massachusetts by snail mail, and I have promised to reward myself with blogging and quilting and spinning like a wild woman, all the live-long day!
Just wanted to drop a blogline first.
And before I go, here's a sneak peak at one version of a new blanket pattern I'm developing. This is just the center; the border really makes it pop.
All will be revealed in due course, as will the new patterns!