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  1. Maybe you could shrink down my blanket square https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chanukah-afghan
  2. Two recent blog posts: Flashing my Crochet Stitch Dictionary Stash What There Is To Learn About Seaming Crochet
  3. I've released 4 new patterns over this month: Radio Waves Scarf Seamless keyhole scarf. Panacea Wrap It transforms from wrap to cowl. Simply Classic Mitts 5 sizes included. Onodrim Shawl One shawl to rule them all. Whether your skein has a little more yardage or a little less, instructions are included to make the most of the yarn you have. Includes crochet symbol diagrams.
  4. Oh! I didn't see it was on sale! Sorry the $5 discount is off the regular price, so if its on sale for more you get that lower price instead.
  5. I'm not sure if this counts as a sale or a coupon. My class, Seaming Crochet, just launched online on Craftsy. You can use this link for $5 off the class price. EDIT TO CLARIFY: $5 off the normal full price. If the class is on sale for more than that, you'll get the sale price instead.
  6. Pattern Information Pattern Description: A crocheted sock. Pattern gauge is 17 exsc (extended single crochet) and 10 rounds = 3.5 inches wide by 2 inches tall Pattern Style (written, symbol chart, etc.): Written Skill Level: Intermediate Yarn/Material/Tools Required: Sock weight yarn, D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge, 2 Stitch markers Tester Information Number of Testers Needed: 5 (prefer 1 per size); Sizes are 6.25 (7, 7.75, 8.75, 9.5) inches around and 8.5 (8.75, 9.75, 10, 10.75) inches long Approximate Time Required to Complete Project: up to 8 hrs Deadline: October 15th Tester Experience (do you want testers to have prior experience, submit references, etc.): previous experience testing preferred. Tester Responsibilities (what exactly do you want testers to do and what information do you want them to supply to you): Crochet at least 1 sock with the specified gauge. Meet the pattern's specified gauge. Check stitch count numbers. Answer a final questionnaire. Photos of your project may be emailed or pm'ed to me, but they should not appear anywhere else online until the pattern goes live (Nov. 1st). Any Special Software Requirements (Microsoft Word, pdf reader, etc.): pattern file is in .doc format Compensation Please specify what compensation you are offering to pattern testers: Free copy of the final pattern in the pretty pdf layout. If you are interested, e-mail me at support@poetryinyarn.com
  7. Today on the blog: Ways to Add Color to Your Crochet http://poetryinyarn.com/blog/?p=1057
  8. I agree with Rose Red. There will be a problem if it's worked in the round. You could try turning after every round. Alternatively, I've seen doilies painted with thinned acrylic paint. Try that on a small swatch to see if you like the effect.
  9. >About pattern testing: Can I get testers prior to submitting the pattern >or do I submit to the publisher and let them test it? Published patterns, at least for magazines, are rarely tested, generally just tech edited. You are almost never submitting a finished pattern, generally just a swatch or photo and description. You might be able to have someone privately test a pattern for you, but keep in mind that you generally only have 4 to 6 weeks from acceptance till due date. >Can I submit a design for publication that I have previously posted >pictures of on the internet? Generally, no. >Does anyone know how publishers generally pay for a single pattern? >What about a grouping of patterns on a certain theme? Varies based on complexity and rights agreement. For a grouping of patterns you are probably talking a booklet deal. >Are most publishers responsive when you send them a submission and >how long do you usually wait for a response before submitting it >elsewhere? It varies. Many will include something in their submission guidelines to let you know. I've had responses as quick as 3 days and some as long as 6 months. Some places do not respond if your proposal is rejected. Check their guidelines. >I know this is a lot of questions, but I could really use the input of >experienced designers so I know what I can do and what I can expect. I second the recommendation on the designing for print publication class. I know Mary Beth Temple does a great one. The CGOA can also set you up with a mentor if you apply for Associate Professional Status.
  10. Book Review: Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today's Top Crocheters by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss I posted a review for this book on my blog. Enjoy!
  11. The pattern is now available at www.poetryinyarn.com as a pdf download for $3.95. Use coupon code ThankCville from now till Nov 26th to get 20% off any one pattern on the website.
  12. Crochet and Crochetville are definitely two big things to be thankful for. From now till Nov 26, use coupon code ThankCville to get 20% off any one pattern at http://www.PoetryinYarn.com.
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