I would have to wait another several months for another Knitty submission opportunity and then my pattern might not really fit in to what they would be looking for since it changes.
I decided to submit it myself but didn't get around to it until yesterday.
Not to brag or anything (OK, I'm bragging) but I made the top of the list of patterns that Ravelers are looking at today. It took a message from a Raveler who congratulated me for me to realize what was happening. I had 30 sales yesterday, my first day! I figured something was up, but I didn't know what?
I also have to thank my son (in addition to my sister) who gave me the yarn that inspired my design (I feel like I am up on the stage accepting an award). I do feel special because of his gift every time I wear it and isn't that what handknitting is all about?