Red Fish, Blue Fish Tawashi
I made a few sets of these tawashi a while back for a friend as well as having a set or two in my Etsy shop. Then I got into other projects and kind of forgot about them. I discovered my pattern (if you can call the chicken scratch I wrote on a couple post it notes a pattern) while cleaning my corner next to my spot on the couch. I decided to pick up the cotton yarn and nylon tulle in attempt to use some more of my stash.
Since I have been trying to add some patterns to my Etsy and Ravelry shops, I decided to make my chicken scratch into something anyone who crochets and reads patterns could understand. That meant typing up the pattern in my word processing program, adding some photos, and then making another tawashi following my printed out pattern. That resulted in my finding a few mistakes that had to be edited before handing off the pattern to be tested by someone else. Once the pattern has been checked again, I usually look over it one more time, just to be sure. I would hate for someone to email me when the pattern would not work because I forgot a comma or typed in the wrong number somewhere.
A Fine Catch
Right now I have a couple more patterns out being tested, a couple more mostly put into the computer, and about a dozen in chicken scratch form. I am trying to balance the progress I make in getting the patterns ready with the rest of my obligations so that I don’t feel totally overwhelmed or stressed about it.
If you have a chance, please vote in my poll at the top of the sidebar so I have some idea what kind of patterns you might be interested in using in the future. I am working my way through the alphabet right now and hope to play around with items for my daughter’s new American Girl doll. I am not sure how quickly I will get to that, but if I see there is a bunch of interest I may take a break with letters and do something new.