Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Invention of new patterns, that is. At Thanksgiving, my mom asked for a cream colored cowl to wear with her blue winter coat. I tucked this information back in my brain and went on with my Christmas knitting. Then three days before Christmas I remembered I had promised her a cowl. I had an idea that had been knocking around in my head since last year.
So I got out the sketch pad, a pencil and a calculator. I saw the cowl taking shape on the page. Two days before Christmas, I cast on. Even with last minute shopping, baking Oreo cupcakes and chocolate pretzels, and a candlelight church service, I sit on Christmas eve with 6 rows to go.As my kids like to say, "easy peasy lemon squeezy!"
My goal the pattern can be written and out for testing just after the new year.