I discovered this mew book, Knit Notes, at our local craft store a few weeks ago. It is a newly published title from Sixth and Spring books, and is changing my design work in wonderful ways.
For a few months, I have tried designing directly on the computer, with zero success. I have finally accepted the fact that I am a messy scribbler; I love brainstorming, scratching, fiddling with numbers, and doodling on odd bits of paper, labels, and cardstock. I write most of my designs on battered index cards, and keep a large jar of yarn labels and swatches in my studio closet.
I know. Sad, right?
Enter Knit Notes:
- a place to secure a swatch, yarn labels, and yarn
- detailed list prompts of yarn quantity, gauge, needle sizes, notions, and notes
- graph paper for sketching, grading, and sizing
- blank pages for pattern stitches, photos, and yes, doodling!
So instead of this, which is only nice if you are in a "rummage sale" kind of mood:
I now have this, which is lovely, and just "scrambly" enough to keep this scribbler organized:
This is a recent page, and includes yarn, a swatch, rough sketch, sizing ideas, and a few snippets from my mood board. It is for a brand new pattern that will be published next week, I can't wait to share it with you!