Did anyone notice that the motifs on my fingerless mittens look familiar? I had the pattern with me for vinterlue so I borrowed those motifs. I get a lot of my motifs from Everyday Knitting - Treasures from a ragpile- by Annemor Sundbø, and that is where I found the snowflake. Yes I could invent my own motifs and chart them out, but there are so many pretty ones to be found already charted.
I hardly ever follow a pattern exactly the way it was written. I usually choose my own colors, but I might also add a motif or use a different one. And if the pattern says to knit back and forth on two needles I might do it circularly instead, or vice-versa. I generally knit by the seat of the pants, and might not use a pattern at all. I just knit. Anybody else do this?
I am almost finished knitting one Fuzzy Foot. It knits up very fast, and would be a great introduction to sock knitting if you haven't tried them before, and is a nice project for anyone if you like having results fast! I love being able to get a project finished, and have results to show for my efforts. I am used to knitting socks on dpns and I didn't have a circular needle that size, so I just used dpns. That way I didn't need markers because I group the stitches on the needles such that one needle ends where a marker would be. This way works just fine also.