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!