It was Spring break here this past week and I was able to get some big things on my list done. #1: finalize my latest pattern, and send it to the printer. #2: reformat two of my older patterns and send them to the printer. Whew! I have learned a TON about printing in the last week! I am so glad that’s done! So what do I do when I’m done with a pattern? I send in my machine for it’s belated annual tune up (see ‘ya later, Bernie!) and r-e-l-a-x away from the machine. I decided to pick up my knitting needles after a long time away. It took me several minutes just to remember how to cast on – that’s how long it’s been.
This time around, instead of having my instructions printed at Kinko’s (where they know me by name) and spending hours folding and stapling, I’ve sent my files off to a professional printer who folds and staples for me. Needless to say, I’m very excited! Professionally printed patterns require some professional designing. And I know my limitations! So I hired a graphic designer, the super talented and gracious Natalie Jost. I made some new Mini Patchfolios for the cover shot.
And hopefully when the patterns come back, they’ll look something like this: