For years I had a sample knitter who worked with me while I polished my skills at writing patterns and designing without knitting my ideas myself. To say that her patience and tenacity allowed me to grow in unanticipated ways is an understatement. Together we turned out a lot of good ideas.
Due to changes in life she had to quit her work with me this year. This was really hard for both of us, and I know it is one of the few times I have just sat at my desk and wept. But life goes on and there was no time to do anything but find other people to take over her needles. So we press on. Now she reads my blog and catches my typos. When you have a skill you have to use it! Thanks Sandy.