Category: Updates

September Mish Mash KCAL Square Available!

Sorry everyone this is a day late! We had a holiday yesterday in the US. We actually forgot it was a Monday until late last night as we tend to do with 3 day weekends.

Vanessa
You can now get September 2018 Mish Mash KCAl Square at http://crochetjessica.com/crochet-knit-a-longs/mish-mash-2018-kcal/vanessa-mish-mash-september-2018-crocheted-square/!

A Little Distracted

As some of you might or might not know about me is that I am a World of Warcraft player. I have been playing since 2008. I have been there since the end of Wrath Of The Lich King. I main a death knight on horde and a hunter on alliance. I am bifactional. This past Tuesday (or a Monday depending on where you live in the world) a new expansion pack was released – Battle For Azeroth. Being the good little death knight I have done pretty much nothing besides being an adult (chores, dinner, etc) stuff, sleeping if the pain lets me, & leveling characters in World of Warcraft. I thought it would be a few days of constant gaming then it would slow down a bit and i would get back into my crafting. Yeah that all changed when I decided to say hell with it and pvp (player versus player) with Grace. I hadn’t pvp’d in dps spec ever. I used to heal on my paladin in pvp. Then I forced to take a 2 yeear break until like 3-4 years ago. I came back played through a few expansions. Last night I got my priest all figured out pretty much and healed in pvp with my priest instead of one of my paladins.

What I am trying to say is I am consumed with pvping. And it is all Grace’s fault. Last expansion she got us to main alliance for most of it. This time we are back horde and pvping. I am sure if she could get Hev to pvp with us she would be Queen Of The World.

I will be able to be contacted through the contact form, comments, & email but I will be taking a bit to get back to you. Those who have signed up to be pattern testers I have your contact forms saved and have read through them. Expect contact in a few weeks as that is when the next square pattern will be started to be tested. If you have experience testing sock patterns can you please refill the form out & put in the comments SOCK TESTING. Before the new expansion for WoW dropped I designed a sock that I haven’t seen before and want to get it done & tested by the US Thanksgiving so that I can release it December 1st of this year.

So all in all this post is to let you know I will be slow in responding. I will be on time for Mish Mash next month. I will be working on the current test of next months pattern with the testers. You will be getting an email next month for Octobers square as I have Septembers square already out being tested. If I come up with a design before then I will email all that have signed up to be pattern testers. Please do not loose faith in me. I love you all for helping & willing to help. I am just consumed by my one vice and when I get my in game life figured out (leveling, how the new lands and factions work, etc) I will be back to answering right away within the week.


Edited to add: I have been thinking of recognizing those that have tested my patterns consistently. You don’t have to test every pattern but when you do you do what I ask and on time. I haven’t quite decided how I am going to do that besides gifting the patterns you tested. I was thinking of adding a page to the site listing who they are. Let me know what you think.


Improving Patterns

I have discovered that Stitch Fiddle can help you with charts! At first I thought it was just for graphghan charts. Didn’t think anything of it until yesterday after I tried to write out a sock pattern. I looked on Google for recommendations for a Knit Chart Writer. Stitch Fiddle was among the top of the list of search returns. I decided to give it a try and it worked! I have decided if I can figure out how to write the chart properly for my Lean To Scarf I will focus on updating all knitting patterns I have available to have a chart as well as the written instructions already included in each pattern. Right now the chart is with Hev as she is the knitting person in my tiny group of friends. If she says it looks fine then over the next week when I am not playing World of Warcraft I will be adding charts.

I hope to figure out how to do the crochet charts from some of my patterns. They have that option as well. Either knitting or crochet chart writing I have to look up the symbols to make sure I use the correct ones. That is time consuming. However it will enable more people to have access to my patterns and I would really like that.