Before you can do something that you’ve never done before,
you have to be able to imagine it’s possible.

[Jean Shinoda Bolen]

I’m currently working on a new pattern for a small sock that I can use as a workshop project. I want to teach the non-stop heel turn that I like to use, but don’t want to take up too much of the workshop time doing a leg to get to the heel. When I write a pattern, I try to imagine how a knitter will read it. I have varying levels of success and my greatest asset is having a beginning knitter use the pattern. If I can get someone to say, “What do you mean by this?” then I can write a better pattern.

Also, I’ve had a number of requests for the pattern I used for the argyle vest that I wrote about several weeks ago. I knit that thirty years ago and lost track of the pattern. One of my blog readers, Sara, found the pattern on line! That got me to thinking. I swore I’d never knit argyle again (intarsia isn’t a favorite technique of mine), but I now have a vest pattern growing in my mind. I’ll keep you posted on the development of this.

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