Friday, November 26, 2010

Started Repeat 9

And at the same time, almost done with skein 2! Skein 1 gave out in the middle of repeat 4—so it's just about right!

No new patterns today—editing and tweaking continue on 2 more hat patterns, and both these hats really need to be reknit--(one is already half knit) --I gave away the prototypes! And don't have good images of them. But hats are quick knits!

There are some sweater patterns and some other stuff that is being gone over, too—edited to make the patterns clearer, or easier to do, or to include stitch counts. I love it when a complex pattern has stitch counts after each set of increases or decreases, and it's a detail I like to include when I write a pattern.

My Ravelry pattern store now has 18 patterns --about half are free—so don't let lack of funds stop you from shopping! My goal is to have it up to 24 by the end of the year. That's a lot of work--6 patterns in 5 weeks.

And all you down loader's? Get Knitting! I want to see your work! (and I want others to see your projects too, when they shop my store.)

A good percentage my patterns at the Ravelry Store are, and will continue to be, hat patterns. But there are some sock patterns coming too! And maybe a scarf or shawl one, or even a fingerless glove (to match one or more of the hats!)--Maybe a muff, pattern too. Some more color work—and other fun stuff.

And behind the scenes, there is code writing--and file management. One problem is I have patterns scattered over 2 drives, a half dozen folders and mixed in with other files. And on my blog. All of these are going to be consolidated and made into easy to use PDF's.

I am working to organize the mess, and keep track of what is what, where it is, and back it all up!
My photo files are worse-- I lost a bunch of original files a few years ago with a computer crash—and now I have to retrieve them from some on-line sources
I should update those same sources—since many of my newest photo's haven't been stored on line, and I am setting myself up for a disaster with out a back up!. (most, but not all, are burned to CD's)

I am one busy knitter! (coder!) (organizer!)


JelliDonut said...

That is a whole lot of work! But if anyone can do it, you can.

gayle said...

I'm impressed! I know how much work it is to write a coherent pattern. (Especially if you're like me, and the original is just a few numbers and cryptic notes scrawled on the back of an envelope.)
I always appreciate stitch counts in a pattern - it saves so many unpleasant surprises!

Virginia G said...

Go for it!

Gonna go check out your Rav store right now.

Also, I keep forgetting to tell you about my husband's uncle John (Bligh). He is a Bronx native from an Irish family. Grew up in the Throgs Neck area and has great stories about the borough. Also about spending summers on his family's farm in Ireland. Of course, I think John is about 20 years older than you are, so totally different generation...