I have a lace-and-ribbing tee in my submission queue that I really love. It started as the Padre Island Tee when I submitted it to Knit Picks and Knitscene. Then it was called Island Tee when PomPom Quarterly rejected it.
And when I submitted it to the yarn company Louet in mid-July, I called it Long Island Tee.* The call said they were looking for tees, for lace, and for designs that use 2–6 skeins of yarn. It’s not often that an existing design hits a trifecta, but it is often that I’m rejected.
Whether because of the name change or that this design’s time has finally come:
LOUET WANTS MY LONG ISLAND TEE FOR SPRING 2016!
I proposed it their Gems Sport yarn, a 100% merino wool. Admittedly a ridiculous fiber for a spring garment in central Texas, but I have to remember that a significant population of the world doesn’t start wearing shorts and flip-flops** in March, and may still appreciate the warmth of wool.
But when they accepted it, the editor asked me to use their Euroflax Sport, a 100% linen yarn. I agreed, partly because this design could be knit out of anything, even kitchen twine, but mostly because who am I to demand no brown M&Ms in my dressing room?
The yarn arrived yesterday.
Swatching begins today.
George Gently began last night.
*Thanks to my accountability partner, Melinda, for the joke that polished into a jewel.
**Not me. Not flip-flops. Not ever.
To Ponder: The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it. |-Chinese Proverb-|