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Patterns, how do you like them?

We have so many ways of storing our knitting patterns these days and so many options for obtaining them. I got to thinking, how do you store your patterns?

I have to admit that I have an iPad with Good Reader but have yet to master that. Whenever I start to fool with it, I get frustrated and think to myself, I could be knitting!

It just so happens that I placed an order recently @JimmyBeansWool and I ordered a pattern. When my package arrived that pattern was on nice heavy paper with a pretty glossy picture on the front and a separate sheet with the chart and I thought, I really like this. My mode of operation is mainly to download the pattern from Ravelry and print it off and put it immediately into a protective sleeve. I need the pattern to be in color too. I keep them all stored in a special folder on my computer just for patterns. I have to admit that I just did this the other day in compliance with my New Year’s resolution to be better organized.

I keep all those patterns in binders and now I need to organize them by project type. I went to the office supply store and there is something very addicting about Staples, I always leave with more than I intended to buy. I have nice dividers now and that seems like a good project for tomorrow.

So, I would love to hear from you all on you pattern storing preference. That means let the comments begin!

By the way, I love it when you guys leave comments, so don’t be shy!!

Happy Wendesday,



Pattern-itis?? Oh, it’s real…..

I am sure that you  have heard about this condition before. Everyone is suseptable…yes, everyone.

I found myself on Ravelry this morning…ok…every morning and I am just blown away with all the great patterns out there. I am faving all over the place and thinking about yarns and colors and when I could start. Then the printer gets its workout for the day. Wireless is awesome! Like it, love it, buy it and print it…ta da, it’s in your hot little hands.

I have done very little knitting but pattern-itis seems to have replaced it. I have been printing patterns for about 2 weeks. They are all printed and protected in sleeves and I even bought a cute thingy to tote them around with me. See, it really is a condition, because they need to be with me at all times. You never know when you will have a pattern emergency, which can only be followed my a yarn emergency. Hence the vicious cycle.

When I am stressed, things like this happen. It could be worse…..

The dye pots were giving me grief again today!  I will soak some less valuable yarn and see where the problem lies. I am really quite perplexed about this one.

I must tell you that last night after I posted about my horrific day, I was opening a bottle of carbonated water and that sucker exploded all over me and the kitchen. At that point I just had to laugh, it seemed fitting! Scared the hell out of the puppy and the cat.

I have only 1 more of those hideous scarfs left to make and then I will be free!!

I am off to boil some water for pasta. It is Wednesday and that means spaghetti night here by order of my son.

Happy Day…