30 Days of Knitting: Day 24

Day 24: Have you ever made your own pattern or dyed your own yarn? How did it turn out?

I have not written my own pattern or dyed my own yarn.

I’m not terribly interested in dying my own yarn, but I would like to write a pattern or two. I’ve had a few ideas, and I’ve improvised a few projects, but I haven’t brainstormed and written a pattern. My improvised projects haven’t been the sort of thing that it made sense to actually record as a pattern. They were all basic things (such as a baby hat or a coaster) that were not unique in my execution to the point that someone might be interested in following my specific instructions.

Maybe someday!

30 Days of Knitting: Day 15

Day 15: What was your least favorite pattern and why?

I have yet to meet a “cup cozy” pattern that didn’t frustrate the heck out of me. I don’t understand what size these mythical cups to be cozied are, but I haven’t encountered one that fits. I’ve tried measuring one of my cups and going from there, but the finished project is never really something useful. If I were more devoted to the cozying of cups, I might try to find something felted, or something with a bottom instead of just sides, but at this point I just don’t make them.

I also don’t know anyone who would actually use such a thing as a cup cozy, so I think it’s for the best.