Remember a couple of years ago when I said I was designing Christopher Moore-related patterns?
And then...radio silence.
Well, I had almost finished two designs - one based on You Suck and another based on Fluke - but they both appeared to have fatal flaws that I just couldn't think my way past. A great idea for a pattern based on the demon Catch (who appears in Practical Demonkeeping and again in Lamb) was sort of stalled while I tried to figure out how to make the yarn into the shape in my head.
Well, this month I have had mini-epiphanies about how to solve the Fluke and Catch problems! I am hoping to get these ready for test knitters within the next month or two, since real work has slowed down (but the babysitter's hours remain the same - hooray!).
Perhaps I'm being overly optimistic, but rather that than doom and gloom!
Like one that on that lonesome road
Doth walk in fear and dread,
And having once turned round walks on,
And no more turns his head;
Because he knows a frightful fiend
Doth close behind him tread.
--Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner