For the last couple of days I have been idly thinking about pulling a pattern together for some socks (I knit a lot of socks, most from free patterns online).
Sock pattern devising is pretty much just chucking a stitch pattern at a standard sock construction, so it’s often not so much designing as just helping other people out who want to use a particular stitch pattern but don’t have the socky experience (so I wouldn’t be charging for a pattern I wrote up).
To that end I had a quick look through two of my knitting books for inspiration for a stitch pattern. Nothing particularly grabbed me so I’ve just made an “investment” in the Barbara Walker Treasuries – issues one through four. Hopefully this will force me to get up off my arse and do some writing (though any writing will be done whilst firmly sitting on my arse). I might even branch out into some lace patterns (which also tend to follow a formula).
Who knows, I might even “invest” in some charting software.