Monday, September 13, 2010

A little shameless self promotion

Dear Mom,

I've done something I've been thinking about doing for awhile now. It is a little scary, but me being me, it is a safe sort of scary- a mostly "stepping out of my comfort zone" sort of scary....

 I've started a separate blog site for my knitting patterns.

What is there now are patterns that have already been self-published, but I needed to get the blogsite up and started with something or I would always have a reason to put the whole thing off a little longer.
I wanted a place for knitting designs that haven't fit the needs of other publications, but mostly I wanted a place for the designs that I am not willing to let go of my copyright to have published. Self publishing will require more work on my part to have things tested and tech edited before they can be published, but since I am my own boss, I can (hopefully) live with the self-imposed deadlines. Or lack thereof.

This doesn't mean I am giving up on seeing my name in print and maybe even another design on another magazine cover someday- because that is a pretty good jolt of excitement!- I'm just giving myself another outlet for creativity and control. And God knows, I love having the illusion of control.

Go here to take a look at what I have going so far. I have lots of ideas.......



Bonnie Jo said...

Nice blog, Kim. I miss seeing your patterns in the right column. It looks empty over there now!

Lizzie said...

Well I'm impressed and I reckon I'm the queen of starting new blogs :o)
Another one to follow and can I say it was a lovely surprise to see your smiling face as it is this century. Love the blog...

haha, the word verification is 'scarryme' I..?

Michele said...

Hey you, you forgot to put a place for comments over on the new blog! I think you need to knit Patsy a sweater for when it gets cold. I'd pay a nickel to see that.........I have already seen your chicken sweater, so we all know you can do it. Best wishes with your new venture. Michele