Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lesson Learned

It's been a while since I posted! Life has been hectic. The day job seems to be never ending. Not only did we find out our end dated will most likely be extended (AGAIN), but we've been working mandatory overtime on a special project. Not so much fun.

Anyhow, on to crochet news. 
First, I have a new item in my shop! I've had this idea for a pretty flower bunting for a while and finally had time to make some. I have 2 pre-made and ready to ship buntings so far and there is a listing for a custom bunting where you pick the rose color. I just love buntings and I have a few variations in the works that I'll hopefully be releasing soon too.

Second, no word from KnitPicks yet, but they said it could take 30 days for them to review my final submission. Crossing my fingers for good news!
Also, I mentioned that when I sent my submission to KnitPicks, I also submitted a pattern idea to a magazine. I was pretty excited about this one because I had this idea I had been working on that fit perfectly with what they were looking for. I made a swatch and a nice little sketch and was proud of my overall submission. With a lot of bigger publications you only hear from them if your pattern is accepted and even then it could take 30-45 days. I was pretty disappointed when the 45 days came and went and I didn't hear anything from them. 
Then, I went back to their website and read the guidelines about submission again. One of the big rules is about your file size. When you send your submission (with pictures which tend to increase file size), you have to make sure it is less than 2 MB. Wow, sure wish I would have paid more attention to that rule! It goes on to say that files larger than 2 MB will be automatically deleted by their server. 
Yikes! So the editor didn't even see my submission! Lesson learned: always read (and re-read) ALL guidelines.
I may try submitting my idea to another publication, or even self publishing. I'll keep you posted! :)


  1. The bunting is so pretty Elizabeth! It would look fantastic over a crib in a baby's room. Oooh, the fine print...ugh. Will you resubmit?

    1. Thanks so much! The deadline has passed for that submission call, but I plan to either recycle the idea for another submission or publish the pattern myself.