Thursday, March 08, 2012
"The Safety Pint"
As a technical editor (and an opinionated one at that), I'm always a little nervous when I send one of my own patterns for editing. I worry that I'm going to make a silly mistake, totally destroying my credibility.
Last year I designed a pattern for the IndigoDragonfly Smart-Ass Knitters club. As is sensible, Kim sent my pattern off to a tech editor. The report was that it all ok, except for a rather strange item in the materials list - I was asking that the knitter have, in addition to needles, yarn, stitch markers, a "safety pint".
That's not the funny part... Both Kim and the tech editor decided they needed to confirm this with me. Apparently, they wouldn't put it past me to suggest that the knitter have a beer at hand. You know, just in case.