Hey all! Well, this is my first blog, so what better to write about than my current project! But a little background for me: I live here in Portland, OR. Been knitting since October 2010 and am officially obsessed! I've been writing my own patterns almost from the start, and I'm digging every minute of it!
So on the subject of writing patterns, I've been having difficulty with my sizing from my gauge swatches. I'm working on a new hat, worked throughout in short rows. I did my math, and ended up with a ridiculously huge hat. Reworked the math, and now have a small hat, that I will probably give to one of my nephews. Normally I don't have this much trouble with sizing, but I've never written a pattern in short rows, plus it's using tons of additional short row shaping which is throwing me for a loop.
I've got no problem doing the trial and error: it will give me various sizes of the hat and my pattern knits up super quick. Hopefully I can meet up with some other pattern writers and get some tips. Until then, I'm just knitting up a storm!
I will get pics posted on here soon of my current and past projects/patterns. I've got all of them posted in a gallery on Facebook, so feel free to check them out there and leave comments! (My Ravelry is horribly outdated at the moment.) That's all for now. I will blog again when something new happens, so until then, hugs and happy knitting!