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May 02, 2005

Designing Clutter

Humor me, faithful reader, I had so much fun showing you my knitting setup, I have to bore you -- I mean share with you -- my design process.  I've monopolized our dining room table -- we ate outside tonight -- and am in the throws of designing a sweater.  Here's a peek:   

  1. My trusty calculator -- everyone knows that math majors cannot add.
  2. Reference books -- The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques by Nanci Wiseman and Knitter's Handbook by Montse Stanley
  3. Design swatch -- nona's playing with an attached i-cord edging around a curved edge, I wonder?
  4. Scribbles, notes, ramblings, calculations, grocery list
  5. Mechanical pencil -- please no pen when designing or calculating
  6. Denise needles -- those changeable tips are worth their weight in gold.  Do you have a set?

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Comments

Can't wait to see the finished article! Thanks for the post on my blogg,I have nearly finished the front of my NBaT, just the sleeves to do

Posted by: Janine | May 3, 2005 2:12:18 AM

ooh cool, whatcha workin on?

Posted by: anna | May 3, 2005 3:59:38 AM

Love, Love, Love my Denise's. I am attempting to find the courage to give away my stash of
no-longer-used straights.
I am also very fond of my Montse Stanley.
I have most of the "how-to" books, but this
one remains my favourite.

Posted by: Judith | May 3, 2005 6:22:40 AM

I agree wholeheartedly about the Denise needles. Best purchase I have ever made, knitting-wise. I am waiting hopefully for the day when they overcome the engineering challenges to make needles smaller than US#5.

Posted by: Jen M | May 3, 2005 9:00:10 AM

Here's another one - I love my Denise set too.
And I also have the 2 books ... actually they are newly added to my just started knitting library!

Posted by: Agnes | May 3, 2005 12:00:39 PM

I love this series of photos you have been doing. Very slice of life. Hmm, may have to again ponder the Denises.

Posted by: Amy | May 3, 2005 2:55:06 PM

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