Tuesday, May 8

Lost in Illustrator

I will post the pattern for the Windowpane Cotton Dishcloth tomorrow on Friday or so. I just want to be accurate. This will be the first pattern I have actually written. Although I have designed a few simple cloths before, I have never gone through the somewhat tedious process of writing one down. I have a tremendous amount of respect for pattern writers knowing how long the process is! Be sure to check back!

Since we last visited, I finished the May KAL. It took me forever to figure out the pattern. I should have known by the color (yellow) what the design would be. It was tricky deciphering which side was the bottom. Of course Daffodils are the perfect design for a Spring cloth!

I absolutely am in love with Adobe Illustrator. As you can see, if you have read Coming Unravelled before, I am playing around with the design of my pages. I could spend days and days on Illustrator. Well, I have actually done that. I don't get much knitting done when I do that, however, so I have to physically pull myself away from here...

I have mentioned before this very helpful site for blogging tweaks.

Tips for New Bloggers

Two of my favorite tweaks were creating a Favicon and alternating the background of my pages.

As I said, I can get lost in this artsy technical mix. A good lost though. As long as I can keep knitting!

Anyway... does anyone even read this stuff???

Here is one more cloth I recently completed. This is another Multiband cloth. I chose the colors to co-ordinate with my cottage painted mug that I really loved. In a discloth, however, the colors are rather...um....bright, wouldn't you say? I am not quite sure if I like it yet. I love the idea of using up my bits and pieces of yarn though.

I have to run to work, but I will be back later to correct my mistakes and to add something more. Be well!

 

If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

I Chronicles 7:14,

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3 comments:

hakucho said...

Love your daffodil cloth. It's so pretty...my mother would have loved it...daffodils were one of her favorite flowers.

happy knitting :)

Tea said...

Beautiful cloths! Appreciate the tips for new bloggers, we need all the help we can get.:)

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

As I am already obsessed with knitting ballband cloths, your multiband cloth appeals to my compulsion to use up every scrap of SNC/PNC yarn leftover! Lovely color combos! You have a great color sense!