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Where have I been! It's been more than a month since my last post. Sorry about that. Although, in my defense, that last post was written the day after school ended for Niels, so things have been off-schedule, in good ways and bad challenging ways.

What have I been working on? Well, I crocheted a coaster because I couldn't resist a ball of Sugar n Cream Stripes at JoAnn.

Then I crocheted a boy in a dinosaur suit for a girl who likes dinosaurs.

dino boydino boydino boy

And after that I crocheted a seahorse for Stefan because he fell in love with my friend Linda's unfinished project of the same.

charly seahorsestefan named him Watery

I'm working on another one, this time in a thinner yarn so it can be the "baby" for Niels, by specific request. Right now it's just a head, though.

And just today I gave my friend Victoria a mitered square towel (an Excellent Lady Gift according to the Mason-Dixon Knitting book where I got the pattern). I guess that means Victoria is a Lady, or I am, or possibly both.

Apparently, I've mostly been crocheting. Okay there is also some knitting going on. The pucker sweater is growing but I've hit the wall with it for some reason. My Hempstream is still on time out for not going together smoothly, somehow. Also, I coordinated and knit some of a blanket for the aforementioned Linda the pattern for which I submitted to Knitty. I got a rejection email a couple of days ago which I actually found to be very unexpected. I thought they would like it. I need to pick myself up, brush myself off and get the pattern together in PDF form to sell on Ravelry instead, I think. I am working on some other gift knitting but I can't talk about it, or post photos, for obvious reasons.

The other knitting related thing that happened was that I gave my mother my February Lady Sweater. I just didn't like the way it looked on me. I don't like having to fasten my cardigans all the way to the top so a cardigan that only fastens at the top is just not a good plan for me. I'm not sure now why I thought it was. I got swept up in the February Lady Sweater excitement, I suppose.

I haven't had many editing clients recently. I don't know if fewer people are publishing patterns because fewer people are buying patterns because the economy sucks or if everyone else is as swept up in summer as I am. I'm hoping it's the latter so that in the fall when the kids are back in school maybe I'll have more to do. Time will tell, I suppose!

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  1. margotinto July 20, 2009 / 5:18 am

    I'm sorry to hear Knitty rejected your pattern. I think you're in good company tho, I've looked thru some of the patterns posted on Ravelry thru the "Rejected by Knitty" group (I can't remember the exact name of the group). Do you post your patterns on Etsy too? I've seen people cross-post between those sites.
    And your crochet projects are awesome – almost the motivation I need to learn to crochet!

  2. abigailvr July 20, 2009 / 8:29 am

    I've been to that group, it's called "Almost Knitty". This is only my second attempt at getting in and the first thing I submitted was accepted so I think I assumed that gave me a little bit of a leg up, but I was wrong, apparently. ;)I haven't tried to sell patterns before so I don't have an Etsy shop but maybe I should get one. Thanks! Crochet is fun. 😉

  3. Kristan LaVietes August 4, 2009 / 10:10 pm

    That dino baby and seahorse are C U T E !!! Why do you not sell these things??? I will shop your etsy store come on.

  4. abigailvr August 4, 2009 / 10:11 pm

    Thanks! Well, those two patterns were written by other people and I'm not allowed to sell things I make with them. Plus, they take quite a bit of time and to make a decent hourly rate I'd have to charge more than anyone would be willing to pay EVER for a crocheted toy. I'd be happy to crochet one for Vibble, though! 🙂

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