Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A New Endeavor

Whew!  I feel like I've been running around like a chicken with its head cut off!  So much to do, so little time - which is why this post is a few days later than I wanted it to be.

I've started yet another project!  This one has been in the works for quite a while, and I can finally show it to you now.

Do you know Evelyn over at Project Stash?  She and I have been corresponding for a while, and kicking around ideas about how we could work together.  And it turns out we had very complimentary goals:  she wanted to start designing knitting patterns, and I wanted to get into doing technical editing (of knitting patterns)!  A match made in heaven!

Just before I left for Germany, Evelyn let me know that when I got back there would be some patterns in my inbox to edit.  In the week following my return, we sent many emails back and forth refining the three patterns she sent me, and on Sunday, the first of these went live on her website.  Here's the picture:

Evelyn has also had a redesign of her blog to go along with her patterns;  all the graphics were done by her very talented niece!  And how lovely is that model?  It's her daughter!

I had so much fun editing these patterns for Evelyn, and it confirmed my idea that technical editing is a direction I'd like to go in the future.  I do a fair amount of editing for family and friends of scientific and medical papers, and I enjoy it.  But knitting patterns!  SO much more fun!!  And I understand ALL the words!

If you'd like to check out Evelyn's pattern, head on over to her blog.  The button in the right sidebar will direct you to a free download of this pattern.  And stay tuned for more patterns from Evelyn!

And if you want anything edited, give me a jingle!


  1. Cool! sounds super exciting - good luck!!!!

  2. How exciting! I'm so glad that you can jump into something that you're passionate about! And I'm sure your great knitting skills and experience will be put to good use! Congrats!

  3. How exciting, Gail!! It's great that you can combine 2 things you love and enjoy so much. Best of luck to the both of you!

  4. Oh wow, this is so cool for you! I wonder what knitting editing entails exactly?

    1. I check for clear language and typos, but also make sure the directions make sense and work, and check the numbers.

  5. So excited for both of you! I love it when a dream turns into reality.

  6. The match between you and Evelyn are a perfect fit.
    You each play off each other's creativity and talents.
    I'm off in a moment to check out the outcome of this first endeavor.


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