September 1st, 2011


Feathery Socks Prototype

Feathery Socks Prototype

Feathery Socks Prototype

Copied from my Ravelry project for this design-in-progress:

My newest 72st lace sock design. Based on Feather Pattern, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, Barbara G Walker, p 194, but heavily modified such that it is pretty much a new stitch pattern.

Having bought Intwined Studio on Tuesday is making the design process even more fun and productive!

Intwined Studio may not be as fully featured as other more expensive knitting design software and there are a number of things I would change given the chance (and I fully intend to feed back my thoughts to the developers – I am not called The pedantic software and website tester from heck for nothing!) but we could not afford the more expensive software at $185 (USD) and this was only $44 and so I can put up with a few niggles.

Originally published at Natalie Ford Knits. You can comment here or there.


Recent days and changes

In recent days I have had a bunch of hospital and doctors appointments, bought some knitting design software (not the expensive one, for now) and cancelled/suspended my World of Warcraft account (because each time I log into WoW I check the auction house, mailboxes and then… can't think of what I am interested enough to do and so I just log out again). I seem to be totally absorbed with knitting, designing and knitting some more, so much so that that is all I want to be doing!

This is what I am working on tonight: Feathery Socks Prototype. Also, the other day my first non-free knitting pattern went up for sale on Ravelry: Pine Hills Scarf is a pattern that I have knitted a few times and people have commented that it is pretty - you can now buy the pattern for only £3 GBP and make the scarf for yourself!

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