Tuesday, April 12, 2011

last one...i promise.

A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success. ~Bo Bennett

Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues that in some way will be translated back into your work. ~James Lee Burke

I won't lie...I don't know who these guys are. But, there words seem appropriate.

I just suffered my first rejection at the hands of a magazine to whom I submitted a pattern. I was surprisingly unsurprised and even less upset about the whole thing. I wasn't devastated and at this juncture, I'm not 100% sure what this says about me. I'll get back to you on this one.

So, instead of waiting for another magazine call for submissions to come around to which my pattern would fit their story board, I simply took the next step and self-published.

I will continue to write patterns and submit them to magazines for rejection...or better yet (glass half full...)acceptance, but until this glorious day comes, I'll self publish them when necessary.

With this, I offer you Elleby. A slouchy hip hat knit for the urban girl. It is knit in the round and bottom up using eyelets and decreases to produce the twisty look without cabling. Elleby is intended to be worn loosely with a little slouch. It is perfect for all seasons.

Yarn: 2 skeins Blue Sky Alpacas 100% Alpaca Sport Weight

I'm not a great self photographer. Add it to my list of things to do.

I hope you like it and will consider making one for your self or a friend.

More information can be found on Ravelry.




knoodle kjits said...

well that just stinks. did they at least give you a reason as to why you were rejected? i think they are fools for rejecting you. i'm not too keen on some knitting mags anyway, they have a hauty tauty air about them, lol. you should just write a book once you've got enough patterns, and publish that.

Karyn said...

I'm sorry they rejected you. I just found your blog the other day to make the owlie sleep sack. I've just been perusing around all your pages and have falling in love with many of your patterns. Your patterns are great! You could always put your patterns on and you'd be able to sell them too on there!

teresa cole said...

Thank you for your kind words, Karyn.

Actually, all of my patterns are already available on Ravelry. I spend more time then I care to admit on that site.