This past week has been busy busy busy with design work. I imagine that there might have been steam coming out of my ears at one point as I worked out details on not just one pattern but two! Yes, I know I said I wasn’t going to start the second design but I couldn’t help myself.
(Where are my legs human! I need my legs! Wait…what is that clicking sound?)
His mood did not improve as he realized what I was doing and he continued to glare at me the entire time I worked.
I am sure that Henry was asking himself Why, in the name of all fibre I was doing something that had a high likely-hood to make my day go horribly wrong.
It’s actually a valid question. I’ve been know to curse up a storm that would cause sailors to turn red and threaten the lives of those around me when things did not work on this machine. Matt looks genuinely worried when I mention I am going to be working on it.
All that aside though, there was a good reason for me to pull the KM out and work with it. I was test swatching yarn to see if I could use it on the machine. Why?
Last week a friend emailed me and asked if I would help with a project. Foundation Beyond Belief is about to have an auction fundraiser and it was suggested that she might donate a sweater or some such thing to the auction. A sweater was out of the question as the return for the investment was not worth it. (Meaning it would cost a lot more than the auction for the item would bring in.) She still wanted to donate something so she came up with an idea. She recalled that I had a knitting machine and asked if I would help her make several scarves. By making the base panels with the machine time would be saved.
Since I had just recently done some research on Foundation Beyond Belief and can get behind what they are trying to do (not to mention helping a friend) I agreed. And thus at 8 o’clock in the morning on dreary Monday I was working with the knitting machine.
It’s a nice little break from all the design work that’s been dominating everything. The crochet pattern (which I am debating on calling Little Bo-Peep) is roughly half way finished being written up. In trying to keep things simple I am doing an awful lot of writing though.
The second design is also for a shrug. It’s knit and has buttons. I’m really looking forward to revealing it later this month (or in March). Keep a look out for more sneak peek pictures to come.