Is there something in blogging that encourages the desire to design knitwear? I have always been a creative person and enjoyed crafting and writing and other “artist” type stuff. After I finished the baby sweaters ans showed Missy she said what about me and Woodji. Damn. Muggles making us feel guilty.The following week my husband said something very similar and on came more guilt. For some reason I cannot finish a sock so I was trying to think of something to make my husband that he could wear, and that I wanted to knit. I have bad luck with adult size hats and he is too big to knit an entire sweater for. He really likes turtlenecks so I asked him if he would wear a turtleneck vest if I knit him one. He said yes and on came the ideas of how to design one for him.
Then I thought that is one big experiment so why not make a child sized version to try it out and end up making something for my son in the process. Missy seems to forget that she got the Hated sweater and the hat and scarf set that she wears everyday. But kids have a very selective memory when it comes to the things they have. But that sweater has errors-a-plenty I would probably do a much better job this time around with the same design. In fact I could probably fix most of what I didn’t like now.
So now I have the design bug. I was online ordering yarn before I knew what my fingers were doing. I dreamed up a coordinating design that would be good for little girls too since I do have two of each. Then came the sketching and the search for the perfect details and then the research for standard measurements because while I’m at it why not try to formally write a pattern too. My mind has been working overtime lately. I think I’m trying to keep busy so the time can go faster. Recovering from a c-section is a bitch and being away from my little ones really fucking sucks. Traveling back and forth to the hospital in 9 degree weather while recovering from a c-section and feeling like shit each time I have to say goodbye to the wonder twins really, really fucking sucks. But I digress. Maybe pattern designing and knitting like a maniac and endlessly refreshing the bloglines page and checking my email will make things go by faster.