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February, and the weather outside is confused...
medicine wheel
lynedd wrote in raven_knits
We've gone from 60cm of snow to pouring rain to a few lazy drifts. I'm pretty impressed that Monday's rain was still not enough to completely eradicate Friday's snowfall, so that my birthday is still frosty and white.

I've been thinking about how I want to approach design this year; I have a deadline in September when the local Knitter's Guild has its annual fibre show. The yarn store in town has offered to host a trunk show for me; rather a modest version of the show that Anne Kingston did a few years back, as I have a rather modest library of published patterns in comparison to Anne. ...but I have a bit of time, and I'm hoping to beef up my portfolio in the months leading up to the show.

I do want to do a collection, but I'm thinking that holding everything back to release at once is not the wisest course. So I'm trying to plan for one pattern every 6 weeks or so, culminating with the collection to be released in September. So today I am pushing a prototype off needles so that I can finalize the charts enough to give to my testers. Tomorrow. No really, tomorrow...

I'm also recognizing that I need to do more with social media and branding to get my name out there. So, dusting off the blog, trying to figure out twitter, eying the budget for a graphic designer to create a template for my patterns...

Yeah. It's my birthday. I do not want to look back on my life and regret not taking this passion of mine seriously. it's time to get down to it.

Let's get knitting...

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Good luck! And happy birthday :)

Edited at 2013-02-12 05:49 pm (UTC)

I know it's not your favourite forum, but Facebook can be used for groups and pages - it might be another way to get your name out there. Just a thought.

And hope your day was wonderful, I thought about you a lot today. *hugs*

Moving forward on your birthday is a good thing to do for yourself.

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