Originally uploaded by velvetdahlia.

JD–a crocheter from St. Louis who is active in e-mail lists and always very helpful suggested a mini tape recorder might come in handy while designing a garment. I think this is a fantastic idea. Your hands are busy, and it’s easy to forget to write important details down as you design them (and hard to reverse-engineer for pattern writing after your finished). So, if you just make a quick audio note about what you’re doing (i.e. row x, decrease every 5 stitches) or something like that… when you are writing your pattern it could be a lot easier. Thanks JD–I’m definitely going to try this one out.

p.s. The picture is a cool knit sighting I found on flickr…

Design Tip of the Week: Record Yourself!

2 thoughts on “Design Tip of the Week: Record Yourself!

  • November 23, 2005 at 10:17 am

    Recording is a great idea – I use voice recognition software on my laptop and can talk the pattern as I knit it. It takes a while to set up all the phrases unique to knitting – (getting the spoken kaytootog to print as k2tog, for example) but it has saved me hours of writing things out. Plus, to write it out, I have to put the knitting down, then pick it up, then put it down…

    Love your blog! Jo in OKC

  • November 23, 2005 at 10:25 am

    Jo–that’s a fantastic idea. I don’t know if I’d want to always design near my laptop, but I love imagining you “training” your computer to “speak” knitting. Bravo!

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