Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I'm so excited, I get to work on the BOOK today. All other work can be put aside for the day, nothing is critical. With the rolling magazine submission and project deadlines it's often hard to find "extra" time to work on the book. While the book is just as important, because I have more time, it often gets pushed aside so I can work on what's urgent. In this business, everything is urgent. From the time the editor/buyer says, "We like it, please make it" to the time it has to be in their hands is short. Very short. Usually between 10 days to 21 days. Sometimes more, but it feels very short. While it's tempting to make the complete item before submission to avoid the crunch, like I said the other day, it's very likely that the editor/buyer will want it in a different yarn or color than was originally submitted, so it will have to be re-made all over again anyway.
But not today! Today (amongst Chief's Dr checkup and my eye dr appt, and exercise...) I get to work on the BOOK. yay! Maybe even tomorrow too! I could get another full project completed by the end of the week. That would be great.
This photo is a blast from the past! It's the City Backpack from an old issue of Crochet! magazine. I can't remember which one. If you're curious you can find it either on my gallery page (link on the right sidebar) or on my project page on Ravelry. It is a felted backpack. The flap is a combination of wool and acrylic yarns. The wool felted and the acrylic didn't causing the mottled colors of the flap. I am showing you this pattern because this backpack has been on my mind... I think I need a new backpack... Something with some color, probably felted.... we'll see. But no, I can't think about that now, I need to work on the BOOK. See how easy it is to get distracted?