Monday, 27 January 2014

Designing like a fiend

I've had man flu over the last few days, which means I sit on the sofa and knit or crochet.  I've taken to writing down all my 'patterns' as I go on my smart phone (I've found a nifty little app called Notel!st which means I can email things to myself. Saves me writing and then typing the notes into patterns).  On looking through what I've achieved during my man flu I was pleasantly surprised to find I had untested patterns for a crochet project bag, a knitted project bag and a shawl, which was going to be simple but ended up being a Mensa test in maths.  I also managed to get a jumper pattern written down that has been floating round in my head for months.  I'm really looking forward to seeing if they all work.  I love the fact that I can write patterns in a couple of days from a test swatch.  I'm sure my maths is improving, although I pity the very brave people who have volunteered to test them.  They are real heroes!

I don't have photos yet so here is a photo of the crochet mittens that are in the process of being tested by a very good friend, soon to be one of Beaker Button's new kits.  There is a matching cowl as well!



3 comments:

  1. Hi, what a great app, I must have one, I'm often scratching my head wondering what I actually 'did there'. It was lovely to visit your shop on Friday. I have the Manos sock wound (no tangles!) a pattern chosen and am swatching today. I'm ignoring the nearly finished cardigan, the half made socks and the just cast on cowl!

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  2. It's good to have several projects on the go. Keeps your brain healthy!

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  3. PS - my blog today has a little about your shop and the yarn I bought there!

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