I am a firm believer in order of operations.  Having a set of steps (and then following them) helps ensure things get done the right ways and that things don't get missed.  Given that, it should come as no surprise that the books (or at least the patterns for the books) follow a set process. Step 1 is picking the yarn. Step 2 is swatching like a fiend. Step 3 is making myself a page of charts and notes (on graph paper, it has to be graph paper, I don't know how anyone writes on lined paper) for each pattern.  [...]

May 14, 2013|

So That’s What It Was For?

There was a period in my misguided youth and childhood when I thought I might become an engineer.  Perhaps it was a function of the time, but it sort of seemed to be the default assumption for what smart girls who could hold their own in math and science class 'should' do.  I had no particular objections, and I didn't have any better ideas, so I just sort of smiled and nodded and went along with it.  It meant I took a lot of math classes.  I took every single math class my high schools offered, and then toddled off [...]

January 21, 2012|
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