I know, I know. You keep tuning in to see progress on my colour block sweater. Friday I promised you progress stories on Monday. Instead, come Monday, I told you about my yarn crawling adventures. Today, yet again, I am opting out of the progress report (If you are beginning to think there is no progress, you might be right) to tell you about my soon-to-be-felted clogs.
I realize that paper size and number of sheets of paper are all restrictive issues that designers must address when putting their ideas to print. But still. Knitters, I think, need patterns that provide information in an easy-to-see-at-a-glance, format. After all, we are doing two things at once. Knitting and reading. Make it easy, please, Miss Designer.
Not being of any help to my friends trying to decipher the roughly 250 lines of instruction
My knitting time, these last few days has been taken up with that project. Instead of line-by-line 'blind-followers' instructions, I have re-written the pattern so that the knitter is told where they can expect to end up and how to knit their way there. Then I let them go to it. My version reduces the centre 104 lines of pattern info to 19. That is something a knitter can read at a glance.
And as a result, I have a great pair of slippers, ready to be felted.
Tomorrow I will share this info with my friends and hopefully the felted clogs will begin to roll off their needles. While they do that, I will start Colour Block. Promise.