Once in a while my life overwhelms me just a bit. There isn't time or energy to do everything that needs to be done. This isn't a bad thing, really, and I'm not complaining (too much) because I know that if I wasn't so busy I'd be bored. And really its not that there is SO much I have to do, its more that there are one or two things hanging over my head making it feel like I have an overwhelming amount of stuff I must get done. Right now those two things are a) the Knitty ad and b) pattern editing.
I have signed up for (and paid for) an ad in the winter Knitty. It is due on Monday. I don't have anything. And I'm out of ideas. I had to wait till now to even think about this ad because of the whole name change chaos. And now...no ideas. And I know that I don't have the skills or talent to make it look good. Ugh. I wish I'd addressed this earlier when I had time to beg an artistic friend to help me. Any good creative ideas on how to best use a long, skinny banner ad space?
Pattern editing is always hanging over my head. I enjoy designing, but I don't enjoy writing the patterns out or editing them after I've sent them out to testers. When my testers send me back their comments I dutifully print them out and put them in a special folder which I even carry around in my knitting bag to motivate me to do something with them. But knitting and dyeing are so much more fun...
****Added 11-2-07: Do you think that something using my sheep logo, along the lines of the drawing seen here would catch your eye more? Or something using photos of the actual yarn?