Last night I spent about 2 hours looking at pattern books and knitting up ideas from them using a ball of worsted weight and a pair of US 8s.
Can I tell you - I've NEVER really done that before? I have hardly ever knit WITHOUT a purpose or a pattern. Sure, I've knit scarves or hats using a stitch pattern from a book. I've "winged" it.
But last night I was figuring things out! I was PLANNING for MY pattern! It was kind of cool!
Thanks Stefanie...for the motivation and thrill of designing!