I’ve been working on new patterns the last few days. This is quiet work which requires a lot of thought, a lot of retracing of steps, and work at the old spreadsheets to get the numbers for all the sizes. You don’t need all the sizes to get a sample knitted, but if you don’t work out the numbers at the outset, you often find yourself with problems with one of the non-sample sizes that cause all sorts of problems when you go to write the final version. I have had too many problems of that sort in the past and now I work out as much as humanly possible before I send my sample pattern to the knitter.
I’ve got an eclectic mix of things going on here in terms of new designs. I’m finishing off a mini-collection of girly girls things as well as working on some unfinished things, and starting a new collection concept. I can’t say anything, but this is luscious stuff! This is also a time when I discover new things. Sometimes they aren’t new new, but are new to me.
And have I mentioned the new pattern format and new pattern names? This is huge! More to come later.