Last week I wrote about how I was going to be brave and start a 100 rejection email challenge. I love designing but, its scary putting your self out there to essentially be judged by magazine and book editors.
I’m still feeling rather brave so, after I wrote last Wednesday’s blog post , I went on Ravelry and searched the forums and groups for call for submission posts.
Didn’t take me long to find one, and after briefly reading it. I printed it out and told Mr. Smashlee the plan. After throwing some ideas around we came up with a pretty cool design. I sketched it out and opened up an excel spreadsheet to start on the pattern.
There’s one tiny tiny problem though, the magazine I’m submitting to doesn’t have yarn support. Meaning I supply my own yarn. This is good and bad. Good because I get more freedom in the design, since I get to choose the yarn. Bad because, my design is colourful and I don’t have much of yarn stash (by choice). I live in tiny town with no LYS, and there’s not a enough time before the submission deadline to order anything online. This means I have to convince Mr. Smashlee that we need to go on a road trip (4 hours driving round trip ) to get yarn, for a design I may or may not get to publish.
Well guess what? mr. Smashlee deserves a shout out here. Cause I got my yarn yesterday.
Only time will tell what the outcome of this all will be but, I do have a back up plan for if the design gets rejected. And as of right now, Im okay with the possibility of rejection. I suppose that should change though.
Until next week, keep being brave & Thanks for reading!!