Thursday, October 13, 2005

Witty Title TK

Did you know that in the editorial world the letters TK mean "to come?" So whenever you need to write something but don't want to be bothered with it at the moment you just write "blah blah blah TK." Don't ask me why the abbreviation isn't TC. The only possible explanation that I've come up with is that TC used to stand for something else.

But I digress, this is supposed to be about knitting. So, on to the good stuff. First, I received more loot:

Shiny! Pretty!

Pretty stitch markers in a surprise package from Helen! Thank you so much Helen, they are the most attractive stitch markers that I own. Now I don't have to stare enviously at Monkee's stitch markers.

Second, I finished all the knitting on Grace. I finished it all in two weeks! (Oh okay, two weeks and one day.) I'm deep into seaming mode right now.

Stop it Scout!

Thank goodness Peter and I decided to buy a mostly useless dining room table to fill up our mostly unused dining room. Who knew that it would become the best place to finish sweaters? The dining room is now used more for knitting projects than it is for eating. The whole sweater should be complete in a few days. Now it just needs to get cold here. (Wishful thinking.)

Finally, I got a knitting commission! I'm going to be knitting a ribbed tank top using ggh Goa. Goa appears to be bulky weight Bali. I'm kinda bummed that my customer picked a cotton blend because I'm getting tried of working with cotton. She also picked black--ugh. But hey! I'm getting paid! I can't argue with that.

10 comments:

me myself and i said...

knitting AND getting paid??? Lucky girl!!!

ck said...

Sometimes I wonder why anyone has a dining room any more...I know so few people who actually use it for it's intended purpose!

Beth S said...

It is great that your project came through. I can not believe how quick the sweater came together !! Looks good.

Jennifer said...

A paid knitter! Congrats! Grace looks very nice. Can't wait to see her seamed up and modeled. Lovely stitch markers too.

Mintyfresh said...

I actually use TK in spoken conversation now. Confuses the heck out of my parents. (I, too, work in publishing; the boyfriend caught on long ago.) The reason I've been given for TK is that TC is potentially confused with TOC, or Table of Contents.

Yay for commissioned knitting! And I can't wait to see the finished sweater.

Cordelia said...

I like Mintyfresh's explanation. My mother was a copyeditor & uses it all the time.
But the sweater! Super! And it was _very_ clever of you & Peter to get a fine wood seaming table!

helen said...

whee...all you copy editors! hopefully when i graduate this coming May i can get into the publishing business...

i am SO glad you love the stitch markers Laura! they aren't a surprise, they were in exchange for my huge box 'o yarn. and guess what? those are the first markers i have ever made! i made them on 10.5's so you can use them on anything smaller, i guess

Agnes said...

You're getting paid for knitting? Wow ... that sounds fantastic! How did these people find you?
Looking forward to seeing Grace.

Colleen said...

TK is Latin for something but I don't know what (that's what I'm trying to figure out and how I arrived at your page). It stands for whatever "to come" is in Latin, I think.

Colleen said...

Actually, I take that back it stands for "tokum" which is an intentional misspelling of "to come"