Wednesday, June 3, 2015

WIP Wednesday #7: Writing a Pattern

A couple of years ago, I created my own Dobby pattern.  I took notes as I worked, so I could write the pattern up someday.  Well, this week the inspiration finally hit me to start working on that pattern.  I started crocheting a new Dobby this week, using some leftover yarn.
I can already tell that there are some problems with my notes, some things that I need to change.  It's definitely a work in progress, but some day I hope to have a publishable pattern.  I would like to finish my first draft of the pattern by the end of June and then start some testing.  It's a new adventure for me :)

What are you working on this week?

Monday, June 1, 2015

Playing Catch-up: Diva Challenges 218, 219 and 220

The Diva Challenge this week is to use the tangle All Boxed Up.  I loved all the variations that the tangle creator, Alice Hendon, demonstrated on her blog, so I tried a bunch of them.  I really love the different patterns that simple lines can create.  This was a really fun tangle to draw.  Very meditative.
Last week's challenge was all about straight lines.  This was very challenging for me.  At times, I hated this art piece.  I do like the end product.  I used Bilt, Cabana, Jambalee, Mary Hill, and Phroz.
The week before that the challenge was to tangle white on black.  I got creative and tried a crayon scratching.  White crayon covered with black acrylic paint.  Then I scratched out some AHH and Zinger.
I really enjoy the Diva's weekly challenge and I am going to try to keep up with it every week.  I love the meditative feeling I get when I draw tangles.