After about a year of knitting, I began to wonder why people bought patterns. It seemed to me, at the time, that everything was so simple (reading from a pattern that is); anyone could do this. I shook my head and continued with my knitting. "I'll get to that designing thing as soon as I finish with these patterns that I have already purchased."
So, here we are a few years later and, OMG, what a huge pain in the butt it is! I'm trying to come up with a slip stitch design that carries colours across the work. I have spent the majority of the weekend trying to get it right. It's coming along but now I know why people would rather just buy the damn pattern. There is just so much ripping out and starting over that one person can do.
BTW....where are all the big, burly Scotsmen? I could really use one right about now.