Yarn companies provide yarn support and will pay for the design if they like it. I want them to like my design. I want as many people as possible to like my design. But it's my design and I like it, and I want to keep it for myself. I'm afraid to let this one go out into the world, and I'm thinking about keeping it and sending some of my less personal designs out into the world. I sort of feel like I want my tall-knitter designs to
To be honest, I've got a few non-sweater designs that I'm pretty excited about and I like these designs, but I'm not as protective over them. Most of them were designed with this company's yarns in mind. So I guess what I should do is to work on those right now and submit them to see how it goes. If I like the process, and I can maintain a decent amount of control over the finished design, then maybe I'll push forward with my pattern line under the umbrella of a major company. If not, I've got several new reference books in my shopping cart online that addresses these issues and I can learn how to go it alone. So, I guess I'm back to the sketch book and swatching some more.