Sunday, September 10, 2006
The picture above is an alternative chart I've worked out for Melanie's new snowflake socks pattern. The original pattern uses a 13st repeat which is a bit limiting in terms of doing larger/ smaller sizes. It also has a slightly odd thick column in the middle of each pattern repeat. So I thought I'd play around with it a bit. However I'm yet to try it out on anything other than paper - this version may look terrible. We shall see.
Thanks for the suggestions about the wool. I really like the idea of a felted bag. But I don't think I'd use a felted bag. And I want to make something I'll wear. So it may well be fair isle legwarmers, which'll give me a chance to use one of the amazing pattern books my SP7 secret pal, Marion, sent me. But I'm going to leave it a month or so, till it's nearer legwarmer season.
I have an exam this week. Well, the closest to an exam British PhD students ever have - it's a sort of half-way check up. But I need to pass it for my funding to continue. Plus I've been interviewing authors and illustrators the last few weeks, so I have a chunk of transcribing to do. Internet off, knitting away and back to work. On a Sunday. I know. (I plan to have a bit of a break for Simpsons later).