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Friday, January 04, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It's been a while and there is SO much to update you guys on, but I'll cut to the chase - Did I finish the wedding dress? I am happy to say that even though I had many disappointing moments, it is 95% finished and fits perfectly! With only 9 days to go, I only have to hand sew the hem and put on the buttons. I am just so so happy that everything turned out in the end and can't wait til next Saturday when a new chapter in my life begins!

Taking a look back at 2007 and my resolution to use my time more wisely when it came to my knitwear design, I have to say I gave myself a pretty good run! I managed to:

- Complete 4 designs for 2 books (Expectant Little Knits should be out now!)
- Published Audrey for neoknits
- Rework Grannie Smith in a new yarn for a new look
- Published 3 designs for One Planet (with 1 more on the way soon)
- Had a design published in the Holiday 07 issue of Knit Simple
- Had a design published in the latest issue of Yarn Forward Magazine

and last, but not least, remember my Dec 17th deadline project? Well....I was accepted into the Summer 08 issue of Interweave Knits! I am so super excited about that one!

So that is a total of 12 sweaters knit this year for publishing alone - that's 1 project per month! And of course that is not including the sparse personal projects for the year. I'd say that was a pretty good use of my time, I'm not sure if I can top this for 2008! I will certainly try though!

I just hope in 2008 I can continue to work at a good pace and push myself design wise. I don't have any plans yet, but I'm sure once the wedding is over, I'll be full speed ahead!

18 comments:

Maya said...

Can't wait to see that dress! I'm sure it's lovely. Have a wonderful wedding!

Also, congrats on meeting all those goals - AND getting into interweave! Can't wait to see that one too...

Rubys & Purls said...

Happy New Year! Congrats on completing the wedding dress, your wedding, AND getting into Interweave Knits! I just love your designs, so I can't wait to see the new pattern!

Clumsy Knitter said...

Congrats on all your successes! Good luck for the coming year, too. :)

dlittlegarden said...

Happy New Year, and best wishes for your special day!

Moni said...

Congratulations on all that you accomplished in 2007! And, man, it was a lot! And a big huge congrats being accepted in Interweave! I will definitely look forward to seeing your design!

Looks like 2008 is proving to be a wonderful year for you too! Have a wonderful wedding :)

Here's to 2008!

Kelly said...

Wow, I'm so impressed that you made your own wedding dress - as well as all your other accomplishments of 2007!

Congrats on the wedding next week! Have fun and really enjoy yourself:)

gleek said...

congrats on the wedding dress success! you're gonna be a gorgeous bride :) happy new year!

Connie said...

Yay for finishing in time for the most important deadline of all. I can't wait to see pictures of the dress (and the bride!) :)

Knit Freak said...

Cant wait to see you in your dress saturday, i know you will look beautiful.

schrodinger said...

What an incredibly productive knit year for you, that as well as wedding planning, I'm impressed! Congrats on the interweave acceptance.

I hope that you have a wonderful day and I'm really looking forward to seeing the dress pictures.

Craptina said...

Hooray! I'm so happy you finished the dress, I've been thinking of you. Can't wait to see photos of you and your new husband, congratulations!

Veronique said...

Wow, that's a lot of knitting! Can't wait to see the wedding dress :)

carrie said...

so so excited to see the wedding dress, and i hope you have a really wonderful wedding day! i can't believe it's here already!

AND congrats on interweave! i'm so excited to see it.

Stef said...

Congratulations on all of your pattern triumphs this year, and on your almost-finished wedding dress! Best wishes for your wedding!

sulu-design said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the dress, too. Have a wonderful wedding, and congratulations on such a successful 2007. I wish you even more in 2008.

amanda said...

Congrats on everything - wedding, knitting, publications, sewing - what a great year gone by and to come!

Jen (pieKnits) said...

Wow what a successful year! Congrats on IK, can't wait to see your design!

Jessica said...

I wanna see the pictures!!! ;) Congratulations and best wishes--'m sure it was all wonderful and gorgeous!