The first shawl I designed seems to be going very well. It's about as simple as you can get and as soon as everything is ready I will introduce her. Can it be called a her?
On top of that I had ideas coming out of my ears today, so I grabbed my graph paper and took it to work with me, played around a bit and I think, pretty darn sure...that I have the lacy shawl that I've been wanting to design. It's not completely there...but it's coming along and the numbers are matching up. That was my big problem before, nothing went as planned number-wise. I didn't know what I was doing basically.
The problem with this second shawl is that I do not have a book of stitch patterns so basically it's all coming off my head, but... I think it will work out fine. I have 1/4 of it designed. I did a small swatch of the first lace part, looks just like I imagined, now I added something new so I have to get back to knitting. I'm not in a hurry...so I don't know how long this will take as I'm not sure what the next lace part will hold.
I might have to look some stuff up, but I'm tying my best not to do that. I think my biggest problem is knowing what stitch to do to make a certain something happen..frustrating. I guess I have to play with it. Wish me luck.