Tuesday Linda slogged through proofreading a pattern. Three accessories. Shaping charts, written directions. It was her job to find inconsistencies that we could fix before this set of patterns goes to the out to knitters and the tech editor. There were barely any errors–and some of them were repetitions. This is pretty amazing and is a tribute to how Wendy and I have established a process for creating really tight work.
While Linda was proofreading and doing other things (Wendy doesn’t work on Tuesdays), I worked on creating a color story (four possibilities) for a yarn company, finalizing a sizing chart project for another yarn company, making an outline for a class, editing another pattern, and a couple of half hour each phone calls. I also created a schematic (front and back) for a cardigan. We both ate lunch.
After a day of really being nose to grindstone, I felt I deserved a little treat. I looked at available yarn to start a new project–decided to focus on the Pollika yarn, and, yes, you got it, I started a new project. Although I thought I was quitting work early, it turned out it was 7 pm, so I sat down and cast on 432 sts. Somehow, while making dinner, I managed to get the cast on straight so I could “join without twisting” and I was off! Had a bit of a laugh at myself that I could get the 432 untwisted, but didn’t manage it on a hat with less than a quarter the number of stitches. Really didn’t want to redo the cast on, I guess!
It is too early for meaningful photos. But the whoosh of fun from starting something new–which earlier in the day I didn’t even know I was thinking about–was lovely. Today is proofreading for me, and finishing another pattern. But at 11 am on Wednesdays there is Starship Chat which I’ve missed for the past 10 weeks so I’m excited to see what everyone is up to.
This photo is actually three projects that got a bit more commingled in a bit of excitement than I intended. I’m working from the outside and inside of the Berry ball–two projects. Am waiting to add the caramel to the larger project–and the felt balls are for an unstarted fourth project. I have since untangled and made some progress while being on a phone call.
Another episode of Cosmos last night. Maybe I’m really 12 years old, but I am learning a lot! I like the graphics and loved the story about Haley and Newton.