Tuesday, October 02, 2007

One of these days...

...I'm going to get my shit together and start updating my blog again.

It's just that right now all of my free time is tied up in getting sheepytimeknits.com up and running.

Oh, and finishing the soaker pattern. The final stages are to knit each size, and test how the measurements are working out

So far so good. My friend Janet (who has a Ph.D. in mathematics despite all evidence to the contrary) helped me do some complicated math that allows me to calculate the circumference of the leg holes. It involves pythagorean theorums and gauge math. Fun stuff.

And after a ridiculously simple mathematical mistake (on her part), some bad measuring (on my part), and some false knitting starts (also on my part)....

It works!

That red soaker could easily have been 2 soakers had I not had to rip it back so many times because I can't follow my own instructions. But, it's going well, and now I'm testing the custom math, which also *looks* like it's going well so far.

Fingers crossed.


  1. Ok, I suspect that this is just cause I've missed recent conversation on Thursdays, but I thought your SheepyTime pattern was done, on the web, and sold a bunch of times. What needed so much math? :)

  2. The evidence to the contrary is my obvious attractiveness and wealth of personality, right? Not my self-professed issues with arithmetic?

  3. It's good to know that you even having trouble sticking with your own patterns! ;)

  4. Oh, I love that red one best, just can't wait to get my hands on the your pattern...

    BTW, how much yarn is required for an XL? I have some lone skeins... (Araucania Nature Chunky, Peace Fleece Worsted, Rio le Plata Merino)... and not sure if the yardage is enough...

    Or maybe my toddler doesn't need more soakers... but I'm simply addicted ;o)