I ordered some other goodies as well. I've been to WEBS once, its not far - about 1 1/2 hours or so. I had wanted to go for a long time and ended up going when I was laid off, because that's when I had time to go with my former coworker - but then I had no money, LOL!
I ordered two of the things I saw during that visit this time. The Bryspun scissors where listed as assorted colors and one will be picked for you. I took a shot and put in the comments of my order that I would prefer purple if possible please :o) Well I got purple!!! I had also seen these awesome crocheted sheep stitch markers and remembered them, so those were in the shopping cart as well! Not pictured, I also ordered some US 6 Knitter's Pride Karbonz that I am hoping to use for this sweater project, but I'll have to swatch and see if this is the size that I want to use.
Next up is winding a skein and swatching. The least I am going to do today is wind a skein. I am working overnight again this week 11pm-7am - and I keep having the thought of - oh I'll do that this weekend. Well I am also on a 4 on 2 off schedule now ... there are no weekends, LOL!
I also have to take all my measurements and record them somewhere that I can find them again. I took most of them in October for the 30 Day Sweater Challenge, but as usual - have no idea where the worksheet is with all of that information. The measurements will probably have to wait for the weekend - so I can grab my husband to help me measure.
While I'm swatching and doing measurements, I have to get more familiar with GIMP so that I can create a clean and proportional schematic for the pattern. I use GIMP a lot to crop, resize and touch up photos, but really have no idea how half the tools work.
I figured I'd make a list here of the tasks that I need to accomplish, some may happen simultaneously, but I put them in some sort of logical order for now.
Sweater Design To Do's:
Select and Order Yarn
- Measurements (Swatch and Body)
- Write the Pattern
- Grade the Pattern for Additional Sizes
- Name the Pattern
- Knit the Sweater!
- Block the Sweater
- Take Photos
- Format and Finalize Document
- Publish the Pattern