i didn’t get to knit much yesterday because i was working on the shawl pattern. the shawl went together very well; i did not need to fudge anything or use any obscure tricks to get the patterns to fit together. but still, writing it all up in a way that a knitter will appreciate is an arduous and exhausting endeavor.
well, let’s be frank: i obsess. i do.
and that probably makes pattern writing harder.
that’s not to say i don’t make mistakes or that there aren’t typos sometimes (yeah, why is that anyway? that you can be totally OCD about doing something and still have mistakes? HUH??). and please—don’t even talk to me today about patterns that need 8 different sizes!
i think it’s good to be a knitter if one is somewhat obssessive and/or compulsive. it’s my “outlet”. it keeps me off everyone else’s back.
but in pattern writing, sometimes it drives past the point of sanity. sometimes not, but most of the time it does.
however, today, all is well. i have the pattern more than half-written, enough to get debbie started on a test knit. we are both knitting doll shawls to test all the instructions.
i LOVE this idea! i love it so much right this minute that i think i will include it in the pattern. and i love this color. this is some nasty old Nylamb sock yarn from years ago, that made awful socks. it’s ok for this sample though. it can be another gift for my littlest niece. i think it will fit cabbage patch or an american girl doll.
i guess it’s our month for new appliances—this arrived yesterday
i was so impresed with the one annie modisett showed us in her class, that i guess i gushed to david about it, and i guess he found one on ebay. i can’t WAIT to block something with it!
the brownTreXX desk sock and i trekked outside in the five minutes between rainfalls to sit on the bench out back
the garden is getting HUGE!
well i gotta run to class now—oh!—did you want to actually see the sock and not the garden . . .