Yes, I've known for about a month now that one of my patterns was going to be in the Deep Fall Knitty, but I'm still ridiculously excited about it.
Meet Pretty Maids.
Knit in 550 yards of Manos Serena in Zinnia.
The yarn is a really soft cotton/alpaca blend. I really enjoyed working with it. My only problem is that the skeins were a bit short on yardage.
I designed and knit Pretty Maids over April and May of this year. When I finished her, I decided that she would be my first Knitty submission. Unfortunately, (given that I am sometimes an impatient woman) it was two months until the submission deadline for the next issue of Knitty. ARGH!!!! How was I supposed to wait that long?!?!?!? Luckily, I had TK on hand to encourage me to hold the course and not publish her prematurely on Ravelry. (Kisses, Ravelry, I love you!)
So I waited patiently for the deadline to arrive, and then, as per usual, life got crazy. I started back to school which meant a research trip to Panama at the end of July. Plus I was teaching and trying to do research. The next thing I knew the deadline was here! Yay, except my pictures were pretty bad.
Happily, with the help of TK, her twin KT, and some other friends, the shawl was rephotographed and the pictures ROCKED!!! I am comfortable saying this because I wasn't the photographer (Thanks Mike!) or the model (Thanks Kimberly!).
Time to work on my next submission,