Posts tagged ‘release schedule’

More Designing and New Toys

With one design down and three to go, I’m feeling and enjoying the pressure of a deadline. Yesterday I was able to work out about half of the instructions for the next pattern. I really love this phase of design, when I get to make mathematical sense out of my sketches. 

In other news, I have a new toy. The perfect mini-knitting bag. The other day my sister-in-law surprised me with this delightful hand made creation…

It’s about 6″ high and 9″ across and 2″ wide. She made it out of this super stiff fabric so that it stands up and stays open on it’s own making it ideal for smaller knitting projects. It’s small enough to throw in my larger knitting bag and saves me the hassle of untangling my yarn from my keys and cell phone and wallet zipper. It even has a little pocket on the inside that’s perfect for my little altoid tin of tiny knitting notions.

So, thanks dear sis! I foresee many socks coming out of this bag. 🙂


February 9, 2011 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Staying on Schedule

Last week I took stock of my schedule and available time to see how realistic my timeline was. I’m happy to report that I’m still on schedule!

What is this pretty bit of garter stitch knitting you ask? I’m proud to show off some finished hints of the first of four samples in my spring collection. I’m thrilled with how this sample turned out.

The sizing and instructions are complete. I just need to do some more formal photography, format the final pattern and shoot it off to my tech editor. It’s well on it’s way to being released in April.

February 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm Leave a comment

Getting Life Organized to Design

So, I’ve been a stay at home wife for a month now and I love it. I got sick this week and didn’t have to count vacation days to see if I could afford to take the day off, and while sitting on the couch with no motivation whatsoever, I didn’t have to hurry up the healing process. I could just be sick. I reveled in it. 🙂

But on the other hand, time is still finite. I had a couple house projects and then company that sort of detoured me for a couple weeks. So the schedule for the spring release of Elegant Economy Designs is running behind. But today, company is gone, the house is relatively tidy, I’m quickly getting better, and it’s time to figure out how to get back on schedule. For starters I had to come up with a schedule, not for the design process, but for my day to day responsibilities. All the stuff I want to and need to do get really easily muddled in my mind, causing me to feel guilty no matter what I’m doing for not doing something else. This feeling is paralyzing. So I needed a way to make sure that time in the word, laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, and spending time with family and friends was all happening in its proper per portions while I chipped away at my spring design release.

I was shocked when I realized that if I’m balancing everything the way I should, my best case scenario is to spend five and a half hours a day on Elegant Economy related work. Not as much time as I was hoping for. Oh well. I guess I’ll be knitting my little fingers off for a few weeks. What a shame ;)!

February 2, 2011 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

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