Planning has begun on a sweater for Jerry. He just turned four and has no knitted things made especially for him by me. So I'm working on a design.
I can't believe I'm trying to design something myself. My mom always says, "You are such a good knitter!" and I always say, "Not really, I'm just excellent at reading and following directions. I could never design anything myself!" But here I am thinking through a design.
I'm inspired to do this because I have a specific idea of what a sweater for my little monster should look like. I want it to be plain. I want it to have ribbing around the cuffs and hem. I want it to have a ribbed collar that stands up. I want it to have a zipper. I want it to have some stripes. I could search for a pattern that fits these criteria, but that would likely be fruitless.
Also, after working on Maggie's sweater, I've realized that sweaters aren't as daunting as I thought they were. Knitting a bunch of pieces and sewing them together is like a puzzle with math involved. I'm good at puzzles and math.
So begins my next knitting adventure.