Changing My Mind
I highly encourage you to consider doing this at least once in a while. It’s a healthy decision…changing my mind.
About What Am I Changing My Mind?
First of all, the ability to change one’s mind is important. It’s an indicator that you’re not so arrogant as to think you know everything. Or at least everything you think you need.
I’ve blogged about this before. But having the realization that the extent of my ignorance is infinite, is really an amazing blessing. It makes me realize that I don’t know everything. That I can reverse an earlier decision. I can see that I can look at different ways of accomplishing something.
Most recently, this has come up with pattern testing.
I’m writing up the pattern for the Activity Cap/Headband.
This pattern is making me question all sorts of things. How I design. The way I document a pattern. How I write the pattern. The use of charts.
So, I’ve decided to put this design out for test-knitting.
I’m grateful that there is a good place for looking for a test-pool of knitters. YarnPond.com is a web site that allows you to publish a test-knit, find a testing pool and correspond with any comments, suggestions, questions, etc.
If you’d like to test-knit either the headband or the cap (no photo yet), just sign up as a tester on YarnPond.com:
Just as a footnote. In preparing the pattern for testing, I found a couple of mistakes already that I probably wouldn’t have noticed. Already glad I’m having this one test-knit!
I am working on the full cap version of the Activities Cap/Headband pattern.
It doesn’t seem like much in photos, but the thick, lush double-layer fabric in this beauty is warm and comfortable!
I’m also working like a bulldog (just won’t let it go) on the Provenance Mitts test-knit.
They are so beautiful and the pattern is so compelling that I have almost finished. I’m thinking about knitting the smaller size as well. Just know that I will be yelling when this pattern is published. I have a feeling it will be VERY popular.