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Sunday, April 17, 2005

working without a pattern

I enjoy trying to come up with my own designs, but there's something to be said for knowing exactly where you are in a written pattern. Take yesterday. I was starting my second sleeve for the baby sweater, making it the same as the first, except for some stripes at the top. But I kept spacing out and forgetting to switch colors or do increases. This doesn't happen when I'm following a pattern and keeping track of rows.