Remember when I asked you all to cross your fingers? Well, you can uncross them now. I can finally tell you that it worked, and I hope no one got any cramps in the process.
The front of the latest issue of Piecework magazine (January/February 2011) looks like this:
See the cover blurb on the right, "Knitting at the White House"?
Yeah. I wrote that. This blog post became this article:
The toughest part was not being able to share with the greater world my struggles to translate the pattern from antique knit-speak and then produce one square using bedspread cotton and size 00 needles -- smaller than toothpicks, and I could only complain to my immediate family. Unfortunately I didn't even have time to take a picture before fedexing the sample to the magazine, so if you want to see what I came up with, you'll have to take a look at the picture accompanying the article and pattern.
As you may have figured out by now, my germ of an idea was to work on a something that could be published. A magazine article about historical knitting wasn't what I had in mind at the time, but the door that is opened isn't always the one you expect.
I loved walking through this one, though. I'll keep you posted on the other places it might lead -- fingers crossed.