Today’s topic is a skill that I’d like to work on this year. It isn’t exactly one skill, but I’d like to be a better designer.
I’d like to be a better pattern writer. I’d like to be more concise. I’ve been trying to work on the pattern for Agatha and it’s 12 pages including the front page and schematics. That just seems too long to me.
I’d also like to get published. I really like self publishing because I like talking about what I’m working on and I like not having a deadline, but I’m going to have to start applying for jobs next spring. I need something to stick on my resume and having a pattern in a book or magazine just seems a lot more impressive than self publishing to non knitters.
The other thing I’d like to do is design a crocheted sweater. I keep thinking about this. There is no reason why I can’t apply all the information I’ve learned from sweater design books (that are targeted at knitters) to crochet.
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P.S. In case you were wondering, I’m not going to publish the pattern for Agatha until around September. It still needs a lot of editing, I need to work with a tech editor, and I’d like to get it test knit. This stuff is a lot easier for me to do in the summer when I don’t have essays and exams to worry about and I can devote my entire day to e-mailing people back and forth.