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The 12:5 Project, Day 6

Monday, 3 August, 2009

I’m not naturally a pattern designer. I’d much rather knit someone else’s pattern, taking into account that it will be used as a guideline but not gospel. I’ve never made changes to a pattern and regretted it.

When I do decide to go at it on my own, and design something myself, it’s usually after lots of searching. Time spent on Ravelry, looking at patterns, tossing them all aside, broadening my search criteria and looking again. And if I can’t find what I’m looking for, if none of the patterns meet the general idea I have in my mind’s eye, then I’ll consider designing. Which is what happened here.

I had one skein of Sanguine Gryphon Bugga in Rainbow Scarab. A yarn that’s nearly impossibly to get, and not only that, but it’s in my one of my favorite color combinations: green, gold, and brown. Just like a forest. So I knew whatever I knit it had to be perfect.

The first picture was taken after I’d been knitting it for one day, and the above picture was taken this morning, after the second day of knitting. I’d budgeted myself 3 days to make a shawl, and this will most likely take 5 or 6 days, throwing my challenge to knit five projects in twelve days into question. But no matter. I’m really excited about this project.

But that’s all I’m going to tell you. Consider it super secret until it’s blocked.

And with that, I’ll be saying goodbye for the next several days. We’ll be leaving early tomorrow morning for Portland, and I don’t anticipate we’ll be getting home until late on Friday. But if you’d like to keep up on how the knitting and my trip is going, you’re always welcome to follow me on Twitter.

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  1. Mom permalink
    Monday, 3 August, 2009 7:26 pm

    Yummy colors honey. Have a great trip!

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