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Putting the Pattern on Paper

Posted on June 20, 2016 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (1)

The very first Wishome Knits pattern is ready to launch and will appear on Ravelry in the very near future. It has multiple uses. It doesn't require a huge investment of time or money to make. It's very useful, not diffficult, and will make great gifts. I will announce it here on the blog with pics as soon as it is published on ravelry.com 


Yes, I'm writing knitting patterns. With decades of experience knitting and creating my own designs you'd think it would be an easy thing to set them down on paper so others could knit them as well. Not so. Writing down a knitting pattern means sticking to accepted terminology and abbreviations and charting standards. Then there's the style sheet which has nothing to do with anything I've ever written before, except the theory. It was back to the drawing board, the books, and reading so many other patterns and blog posts and, thankfully, Ravelry and Craftsy, both of which I'll write more about in a future post.


After all the myriad other things I've done in my life I'm excited to step into a new area, with new skills, and looking forward to what the future holds.

Monday Musings

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Working on the new website is much more enjoyable than I expected - must be that creative urge combined with learning new skills. Those two things together have always had a powerful influence on my levels of delight with projects. New content will continue to appear as well as the shop area making its debut.

 

The Pacific Northwest is showing signs of spring. Sunshine and flower buds, blue sky and warming temperatures seem to be the trend. Bumblebees lurch around as if flying for the first time. The cherry trees are in bud and will soon burst with blossoms announcing the Spring Equinox - what I like to call Pink Snow Season. There are several streets around my home lined with cherry trees, along with the one in my front yard. Drifts of pink petals carpet the neighborhood within weeks of the first blossoms. If I could bottle the air I would, the scent is heavenly.

 

Pink snow makes me think of a beautiful skein of tonal pink yarn I put away last year with the intention of designing a cherry blossom inspired shawl. I think a bit of stash-diving is in order.

 

Our New Home on the web

Posted on March 2, 2013 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

For the past year I've been blogging rather haphazardly with another hosting site but they've decided to shut down. I've been researching where to land the blog along with a host for a full-fledged website and have finally settled on webs. So here we are. I've decided not to migrate everything from the original blog and start fresh. First off is to blog regularly so this is day one. I've also got more shawl pins to carve and handfasting cords to make, spindles to finish, and a sweater and mitts to design. The website will be a work in progress over the next few weeks. Stay tuned, pics coming in just a few days.


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