Here’s the 12th page:
#69 is a new one, doodled up as I was working on #68. Very similar structure, but as you can see from the thumbnail, a very different distance “read.” These thumbnails are quite useful for evaluating the overall effect of a pattern when seen from far away. The rest on this page are either in my old booklet or graphed up from my blackwork underskirt.
I could keep going with these forever, but I sense that most folks have a more limited attention span. Right now I have 25 pages finished – that’s more than 150 individual patterns (some of the later pages feature more than one pattern in a square). I’m going to keep posting them one page a day until all 25 are up. Then I’ll release the booklet. In the mean time, I won’t be idle. My pattern drafting boot camp exercise has been very effective. I’ve now mastered the method and have moved on to work on my sequel to TNCM.
In other news – it’s cookie time here at String. Long time readers know that each December the kids and I bake 10 kinds of cookies. Today we started, with the improved-by-long-curing Bourbon cocoa cookies taking their traditional place as our kick-off. This year’s line up (subject to change at our collective whim) includes these standards:
- Chocolate chip
- Mexican wedding cakes
- Peanut butter
- Buffalo rum balls
- Chocolate crinkles (aka Earthquakes)
- Oysters (a hazelnut spritz/chocolate sandwich)
- Decorated sugar cookie cut-outs
New this year, we go for a multicultural pair to round out the ten:
- Benne Wafers – a sesame, brown sugar cookie loved in the Southern US
- Koalcky – A Hungarian cream cheese/jam cake/cookie, sort of like a fold over rather than rolled Rugalach.
Oh. And Ms. Jean’s fudge.