8.26.2010

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 http://crochetme.com/ 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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