Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Trying again...and saying 'no'.
Ok, I didn't get to work on the Book again yesterday. Today I am shipping a project (yay!) and then the Book! Yesterday, Susan commented with concern about me not going too fast and burning out. I'm not sure how to slow down! It's so hard to say, "no" to work! I think that no matter how much it pains me, I'm going to skip the CGOA design competition that occurs at the CGOA conference this summer. I'm also going to put new designs to wear to TNNA in summer on the back burner.
I'm going to also have to come up with a good line for saying, "no" to family and friends who want a "quick scarf" or hat. They mean well and I'm grateful to share my crochet passion with them, however, I always feel like I need to design something new, I use my own yarn, and it takes 1-3 days away from paying work. If I do design something new, then I can self-publish or submit the pattern which may or may not be profitable. It's probably worse when they choose the yarn themselves and I receive a package of something froofy in the mail asking to be "whipped up". Yes, that's worse because it's not likely that I'll be able to submit it anywhere. How do you say, 'no' to family, friends, casual acquaintances who say, "will you make me one?"
Here's another blast from the past, the Zippered Satchel. Made o motifs stitched together with a gusset/strap. A zipper is crocheted in. I punched holes in the zipper then crocheted into the holes. The bag was originally published in Crochet Fantasy in 2005? You can see it on my Ravelry page and the Gallery page.
I'm rambling again. I'd better get back to work instead of just talking about it!