More Milestones

I showed you last month when I had half of the swatches for Book the Third finished up, so it seems only fair to show you the second half.  Now of course I'm mean, and I want to keep the details secret, so I'll only show you a tiny picture (and one with all the good bits blurred out too).  Hopefully it will at least serve as proof of concept and reassure you that I have been up to something, even if I haven't been turning out finished objects with any regularity.  I have a sneaking suspicion you're really going [...]

May 30, 2012|

You See, What Happened Was

So, um, I accidentally sort of wrote another book.  Well most of another book. I don't mean Book the Third.  Book the Third is (or rather will be) a full on proper book.  The big kind.  The kind that takes a year to put together and involves enlisting the help of photographers and stylists and models and editors and print coordinators and distributors and yarn companies and librarians and likely a competent bartender towards the end there. This is more of a mini book.  Something quite a bit heftier than an individual pattern, but not nearly the all-consuming undertaking of [...]

April 20, 2012|


I think I've explained before that writing books isn't either as linear or as quick a process as I initially thought.  It goes in loops, at least for me.  There's a general process for each project.  There's some variation, but it usually goes something like this: pick yarn get yarn play with graph paper swatch rinse and repeat as necessary to beat the swatch into submission do some math finalize swatch finalize notes take the notes from the graph paper and turn them into a real pattern get sample knit (and do the first round of testing in the process) [...]

April 4, 2012|
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