My first self-published knitting pattern is finally up for sale on Ravelry! It's called the Blackburn Reversible Shawl and is fairly simple. I knitted it for a family friend in Ireland. She inspired Husband to go into medicine and we always have a lovely visit with her when we go back to Dublin. Anyway, she hasn't been feeling too chipper lately and I think if we can surround ourselves in something soft and warm, everything always feels a bit better. Same with a good night's sleep, isn't it?
So much effort goes into creating a knitting pattern. Choosing the yarn and designing the pattern is so much fun. The knitting part is even better. Then writing it up - that's my tragic flaw. My face drops, my head hangs. It's tedious. I really want to do a good job and write a pattern with no errors (has that ever been done in the history of knitting?!) Not to mention trying to get nice photographs when you have small children getting stuck on top of jungle gyms. You may remember my Foiled Photo Shoot post. Anyway, it's done. I'm happy. I think I can do it again! Now I can finally send the finished product off to Dr. Blackburn, the namesake of the shawl, just in time for the season change (yes - there is a season other than Rain in Ireland - it's called Cold and Damp!)