Friday, December 9, 2011
A definite change in plans
And lastly, we got a large shipment of books and yarn in the shop this week (and you can read a little more about the aftermath here). Anyway, Naomi suggested that I take a look at all the new books (so I'll know what's in there and I can direct customers to the right stuff...really!...it's not just about looking in the books, lol). While flipping through a copy of Modern Knits, Vintage Style, I came across a pattern for a crocheted skirt. When I looked closer, I realized that it was the same exact skirt I had previously submitted to that Book Project and that I was going to design here on the blog!! Now, I've heard that this happens a lot (two different people who've never met and live in different parts of the world come up with the same idea at the same time), but I have to admit that it's happened to me quite a bit recently. See exhibit one: this is mine, and this is not, nor is this. Exhibit two is mine, and this is not. I can't exactly show you exhibit three, because I only have a collection of swatches and a sketch, and the pattern photo is not uploaded to Ravelry, but trust me when I say that unlike the other examples, these were spitten images of each other...right down to the scalloped hem. So I guess it was truly for the best that my proposal was rejected because I wouldn't have anything to contribute after all, and I would have been terribly embarrassed.
So the project isn't off, but it's definitely different that planned. I'm going to force myself to take the plunge and design my first sweater, right here on the blog. I know that I'm going to run up against some issues with my first design and I think that having a place where I can talk about them will be therapeutic :) Plus, the peer-pressure will keep me from backing out. The Great Design Project of 2011 is back on (with a new name), and this time it's a sweater! So, check back for the next post in The Great-ish Sweater Project, where I'll have a pretty sketch and some swatches to show you.