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31 March 2011 @ 11:58 pm
Mind completely lost  
Am on 48th consecutive hour of editing and rewriting knitting patterns.

I can live with the style inconsistencies and the complicated ways of saying something simple, that's normal in craft. But for the love of god, people, jumpers need two sleeves!!

If there was more money in the knitting community, I could spend the rest of my career just fixing patterns. Sadly, I would last about four months before there would be news reports of an tiny unhinged woman laying waste to the masses in Martin Place with a set of DPNs and a stitch holder.
 
 
 
winstonmomwinstonmom on March 31st, 2011 01:25 pm (UTC)
if you go 'round the bend, do you think the 6 o'clock news would cover it? You would become famous :)

κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on March 31st, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
Now you're fixed in my head as Little My(s).

Although I wish someone would also fix all other crafts books, esp. the arts and mixed media one. Nevermind cook books, does anybody trust those anymore these days? And you can't use the older ones because ingredients actually behave differently now.

So I keep being impressed you(r mag) is actually checking these things.
Anwynanthraxia on April 1st, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
Include a circular needle - can be used for strangulation or as pointy, light-weight nunchucks. And if you include a crochet hook, you can go all Ancient Egyptian and remove people's brains via their nasal cavity.
(Anonymous) on April 1st, 2011 12:20 pm (UTC)
Call in Dumbledore - he likes knitting patterns!

Seriously, when I was at school one of the boarding house mistresses (ahem!) was a test knitter for one of the wool companies. She seemed to specialise in 3-ply infants' designs, and would "regale" us with "yarns" about the hopeless instructions and how she would send back the samples with copious notes suggesting improvements.

We laughed at her at the time, but as a knitter I now appreciate the efforts of people like her who meant that hours of work wouldn't be stuffed up by a dodgy pattern.

And don't start me about recipes that aren't triple checked before thay are printed ... taste (dot) com (dot) au has a lot to answer for.

Cheers, Charlotte
embolinaozembolinaoz on April 2nd, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)
I'll put the kettle on :)