No, not marathon shopping among crowds of bargain hunters under torturous conditions. I haven’t done that since I wore makeup every day and drove a Mercedes.
I’m talking about rejections.
Last Friday, I received back the swatch for my kerchief thing I submitted to Interweave Knits for their Summer 2015 issue. This thing is so cute, with its bobbles and eyelet details, I thought for sure they would want it.
My second rejection came from Knit Picks. I had submitted two cabled items for their Fall 2015 call for submissions—a cabled capelet and The Sweater.
I knit up a swatch for the capelet, which turned out beautiful and interesting if I do say, and submitted a PDF to them.
I debated whether to submit The Sweater because the pattern deadline was pretty quick and this design is taking for-e-vah and if Knit Picks accepted the capelet I would have two complex cabled patterns due at the same time. But I’m close to done with it, and I figured I could jam on the pattern if I had to, so I submitted it the day of the deadline. I didn’t have time to create a schematic, so I skipped it, hoping they would love the design so much they wouldn’t even notice.
The Friday before last, I got two rejections in a single email.
On the bright side:
- I can submit the kerchief thing somewhere else.
- I can sell the little kerchief swatch at the farmer’s market to a little flower child.
- I can reuse the cables for the capelet on another design.
To Ponder: Anti-social behaviour is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists. |Nikola Tesla|