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Ho-Hum Meme Result

Turkish Zig Sox for Jane, Copyright 2002 LynnHTrish tagged me for a meme. It says:

1. Go into your archive.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five some other people to do the same.

OK, now… I’ve been doing this since November 28 of 2002 and I write almost every day. Some days I write more than one post. I have 1054 posts to date. Moveable type doesn’t number posts and makes it sort of clumsy to get to the first ones… but I did it. This post was originally written on December 27 of 2002.

So here’s the nonsensical sentence:

However, that doesn’t mean I can’t knit it myself while I’m waiting to hear!

I was talking about my Turkish Zig sock design (my sock pair #64), which at that time I’d submitted to a book. I came in sort of “runner up” for the book I think primarily because the sock used two-color stranded knitting and would be perceived as difficult.

The book was aimed more for the young, hip, cool new knitter crowd. As if young and hip people would only want to knit fat yarn in one color? But it was not my book and I was not in charge of their decisions.

However, at that point I was told there was another place where the pattern would be used. It was to be released in October of 2003. Well, that did not happen, either. So this pattern has been sort of in limbo, with me not knowing what to do with it. I still have not really decided but I’m leaning toward self-publishing it (for one reason, because the whole design has been viewed by the public which is not looked upon well by a potential knit design purchaser)

I have self-published over a dozen designs (most since this blog entry was written), some of which are doing very well. Many of my sock patterns call for DK weight yarn and Turkish Zig calls for fingering, so that would be a nice addition to my collection.

But I’m not working on this pattern this week. I’m getting ready for the sewing expo in Novi next weekend. My friend Deb/Scarlet Zebra is having a booth there, and I can sell things in her booth. (I’ll be working there with her on Friday if anyone out there is planning to attend.)

She has historically done well selling kits for me, usually sock kits (either Turkish Toe Up with one color of my handpainted yarn, or Barberpole socks with two colors). This year I’m planning to make hat kits with yarn, a button and a pattern. The focus is hats for children, a quick and colorful knit. I may also make wristwarmer kits for the show.

So Turkish Zig waits even longer for its day in the sun…

The last bit of the meme is to tag other folks. I just don’t feel right giving someone else an assignment, so I will be passing on that part of the game. It was fun to play, though.

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