August 2008 Archives

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Pop Goes The Knitting

Oy! Where is August going? I would like to say that I've been a busy beaver working on that sweater, but I haven't been. Frankly, it's been in time out. It's not that I don't love the design--I really do. It's just that my summertime brain can't seem to do math. I had to frog that neckline again. I didn't feel like taking you through my angst. That's what you get for (mostly) winging a fix, no?

And I have a couple of hours knitting left at the most. I should just hunker down and Get. It. Done. First, I had the kitchen reno as an excuse. Then I had the recovery from the reno. Then I hosted the Spiders' summer Gala (where I did, if I recall, correctly actually knit). Then this weekend, a simple fix of a phone wire (by Sven) turned into an all-weekend, quick-call-a-plumber, shut-off-the-water extravaganza. Details on my Flickr page.

All's well that ends well, and we're incredibly lucky that there was really no major damage. I've got a little area of drywall to patch; a little bit of wood patching and sanding; and some painting to do.

But let's talk about something happier. Popknits! A few months ago, Steph mentioned that she had a great idea for a new online magazine. You might remember that Steph was the brains behind the redesign of this blog earlier in the year, so I had an inkling that this was going to be a great idea.

Steph being the go-getting type of person that she is, she collected pattern submissions, built the site and is arranging for the whole thing to go live come September 1.

Meanwhile, you can take a look at the patterns.

Which do I like? Well, I must be in a cardigan mood lately, because I'm jonesin' for this:

Footlights Cardi.jpg

But, I'm also thinking ahead, and I think that this would work nicely with a coat I have:

CowlLove.jpg

So much knitting. So little time until September 1.

I Feel Like a Rockstar

In the past couple of weeks I've been everywhere: Manhattan, Brooklyn, upstate (twice), Queens (for a meeting), New Jersey (just passing through), Delaware, Philadelphia (for an hour), and the list goes on and on.

I know what you're thinking, "That Subway Knitter, she really gets around." Indeed I do!

Then, it should come as no surprise to me that I'm now getting royalties--just like a rockstar!

Royalties Baby.jpg

Some of you might remember that I had a pattern published last year--my CharlieCard Mittens became IK's Subway Mittens. Apparently, Interweave Press decided to issue the pattern as a download in its Pattern Store. As part of an agreement, I receive $.35 of every download. Yup, you read that correctly, thirty-five cents!

Okay, so I won't be calling the realtor to buy a condo in Boca.

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I know what you're thinking. "Don't quit your day job, Subway Knitter."


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