Design Submission Finally Finished!

Well, it has been a full 10 days since my last post.  Sorry, it’s been a little boring lately.  However, I did reach a milestone this evening.  I finally finished this submission package that I have been working on for the last few weeks.  Now, I can dive back in to the design project I was working on before I started on this.  This design gig is difficult.  I have very limited time in which to work on projects, I’m not nearly as organized as I ought to be, I am flying by the seat of my pants (aka, learning as I go) when it comes to both design and accounting (the part of this that I dislike most), and there is so much waiting…I really don’t like waiting.  I am still waiting to know about my last two design submissions.  However, I still love doing it.  So, I just keep going, hoping that I don’t mess up the accounting stuff too badly, and frogging and fixing my design mistakes as I work on things.

For instance, the project that I am just about to get back to…Several rows ago I made some decreases that left comparatively large holes in the fabric in a place that would definitely show.  I DETEST ripping back, so I just kept going, rationalizing that it wouldn’t be all that noticeable….and then, a few nights ago, I finally gave in to that nagging voice inside of me, telling me to go back and fix it.  I ripped out several rows of work, went back, changed the way the decrease was worked to fill in the holes, and then I had to make changes to the written pattern as well, for several rows.  I’m still not back to where I was, but the design will be better for my ripping and re-doing.  Next time hopefully that nagging voice will convince me more quickly to make the change so that it isn’t so involved and time-consuming.

Also, International Crochet Day is coming up on Sept. 12.  My friend Jimbo (who makes exquisite wooden crochet hooks) is hosting a contest via his blog for the occasion.  You should definitely go check it out!  I will be doing a giveaway on my blog as well for International Crochet Day, stay tuned…

Until then, happy crocheting!

April 🙂

PS-If you haven’t yet voted for my Chain Reaction Afghan Block entry, tomorrow (Fri Aug 27th) is the LAST day to vote!  Please go to and vote for my block!  There is a link directly to it in the right sidebar.  Last time I checked I was in third place 🙂

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