Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Fall 2008

Got home last night from picking up the rental car (finally thank you Jesus!). I asked John if I could go and check my email. He asked me "why do you have to check you email right now?"

When he asked me that my mind began to swirl. Why did I have to check my email? Why was I still holding onto hope that I would hear from Kim Werker? Did I really think that she was going to contact me saying she wanted one of my patterns? Was I just setting myself up for more disappointment?

After all, I had been checking my email everyday since she told me on the podcast that she was going to be contacting the designers she wanted to use for the magazine in the next couple of weeks. Everyday, at least three times a day I would pop up my mail box and see if there was anything from Kim. And everyday there was nothing. Hope definitely had faded.

All of this going through my head as I looked at my pile of yarn sitting next to my chair waiting for me to make it into the next submission to IC. I took a deep breath, looked at John and I said, "I still have a glimmer of hope that I got in. I just want to go and check."

With that, I walked down stairs, clicked on my mail box and this is what I saw!!!

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Hi Marly,


I'm very pleased to be in touch about your ---(edited to keep you in the dark :-)--- submission for the fall issue of Interweave Crochet. I'd like to accept them. The yarn will be ---(you know why)--- in a solid color. As such, I think a single color of ---(same drill different sentence)---will work best. I can offer you ---(like I would tell you that)--- with a deadline of 28th April.

I'm so happy the podcast has been popular!

I look forward to hearing from you about your project.

All the best,
Kim

Kim P. Werker
Editor, Interweave Crochet
http://www.interweavecrochet.com

do you think I could sleep last night after reading this?


I AM GOING TO BE PUBLISHED BABY!

38 comments:

Roe said...

Yea, Marly!! Congrats!!!! Your grandmother is going to be THRILLED!

Robyn said...

Congradulations! I knew it!

Robyn

caednkat said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you!!!!!!

Mostly though I can't wait to find out what projects I will be making next fall!! :)

Kim said...

WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Lady!!!!!!!!

Knitting Novice said...

Congrats Marly!
I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to hear what John thought too!
Congrats

Knit Eat Sleep said...

AWESOME!! YOU GO GIRL! I AM SOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!

Mette said...

Hey Marly, thank you so much for that heartwarming comment you left on my blog, and congratulations again on finally being published!!! I am so thrilled for you :)

5elementknitr said...

SPLEEEEEE! How exciting!

Now I can say, "I knew her when..."

StarSpry said...

CONGRATULATIONS, MARLY!!! This is so awesome :D

I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see your submission in the magazine!!!

Jean said...

Congratulations!! That is seriously wonderful!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations - that's awesome!

Jill said...

Wow! Congratulations! Fall is going to be a very busy time for the Yarn Thing - She Knits podcast people. How many magazines are we going to have to buy!!!

Catie said...

eeeeeeeee! yae Marly - I knew you could do it.

Nell said...

Congrats!!!! That's wonderful!

Stacey said...

WoooooooooooooT!! That is just fantastic!!! I am so excited for YOU and I can't wait to make *whatever it is*. :D

LaDonna said...

When I saw this on Ravelry yesterday, I was so excited for you that I told my boyfriend (of course, he was less that overwhelmed - sorry). Yay! I'm so happy for you!

The Gourmet Goddess said...

Congratulations!! You had some good Karma due to come your way after the accident and all.. Oh, and being a good designer may have had something to do with it.

Nelly Knits said...

Congrats!

noelle said...

and I thought the car thing was good news!!!

CONGRATULATIONS girl!!!

Mary Sarah said...

Hi! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see your design in print! I just found your podcast and have had fun catching up on all of them! Lots of fun! ...Had to check out your blog too! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!! Congratulations, Marly! This is terrific news!

Patricia

Tina said...

Congratulations! I hope to be published myself some day. If I could only get a pattern written. I can't wait to see what it is.

Allegra said...

Congratulations!!!! Things are just falling into place for you these days, aren't they??? Couldn't happen to a nicer, and very deserving gal!!

Karla said...

Congratulations!

KariBeri said...

yay! Can I get your autography when the issue comes out? tee hee! yay! im so proud!

ericah64 said...

SQUEEEEEE!!!!!

POSH, a yarn boutique said...

Fantabulous!!!!! Looking forward to flipping to your pattern soon. :D Proud of ya.

Nicole said...

This is the first of many great things to come. I can feel it.

Denise said...

woo hoo! You go girl! PTL! What a PLUS you are to the world of knitting and crochet podcasts! We will enjoy your creation - trust Interweave to choose what will be appealing, they know its good, they want to take what will sell their magazine - trust them, too!

Sleep well, now!

Rooting for you all the way from Tulsa, OK

Hugs,
Denise

P.S.: sorry about your car wreck, what a life - ups and downs all that the same time!

kaoticorchid said...

WHOOT!!!! Congratulations on the Interweave Crochet submission!

Susan said...

That is such wonderful news! Thanks for telling me. I am thrilled for you and what a way to begin. You know what's funny is that I just came in the door from my run where I was listening to you and Kim Werker chatting it up.

Great work, sister. That is the best.

susan

AmeliaB said...

OH MY GOSH! Hello! You got into IC! Yay! Could I add any more "!" to this comment?! lol ((((((hugs)))))). Blessings and prayers to you !

I've got a big smile on my face you made my day.

Amelia

PS

I LOVE your podcast.

Tracie (ShadeTreeTracie from Rav) said...

Yay, yay, yay! Go you! I'm so excited for you. That is soooo cool!

~T

Anonymous said...

Yey!!!
congrats and lots of luck!

casey

BetsyK said...

I go to Hawaii for a week to come back and find out that you are going to be a published designer!!!! Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to see the magazine when it comes out. You need to get Geri to do some kind of promotion at KK for you, being a "local" designer and all.....Way to go, girl

Betsy

Janette said...

Yeah!! Congratulations!!

I previously commented that I was having trouble with the audio on your podcast. I figured it out...I listen to you podcast at work only using the left ear bud. You come through loud and clear but your interviewees seem to only come through on the right side. I'm so glad I figured it out. Now I'll have to redownload the past few episode to find out what I've been missing!!

Juls said...

Congrats - I only recently found your podcast and just heard episode 16 when you mentioned that you would like to submit your pattern. Yay! good for you to realize your dream of being famous!!!

nightingalefibers said...

Congratulations, Marley. I also want to tell you how much I am enjoying your podcast, your style and content has really matured over the year. I love the interviews. And I love the fact you are promoting crochet more. I am a knitter who up to now only used crochet if I had to. I am fastinated by the "new" crochet and have even signed up for a crochet class at Knit and Crochet Show this summer! I let you know how it goes. Thanks for the great content and entertainment.