Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spreadsheets and Continuing Education

For my last class, I had the pleasure of meeting Edie Eckman,  she is the auther of several knitting and crochet books... Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, and my latest favorite book, One Skein Wonders Crochet.     The name of this class was Spreadsheet Savvy.  She taught us how to put excel formulas to use for creating designs.
I used Excel at an office job another lifetime ago and just loved playing around with formulas and making graphs and charts.  This class  was fun and there are so many ways to use Excel for designing purposes, especially for grading (sizing) garments.  I can not wait to get started.  Something she said really spoke to me, "Last night I designed a sweater.... in my mind." I have been playing around with a new necklace design since one night in a bit of insomia I designed it.  I have made a swatch, and ready to send it off for submission.

Now with all my new knowledge, I am ready to practice and discover even more.  I have been having fun with the latest issue of Interweave Crochet, I have made and finished two sweaters so far and will be working on 5 more.  Then over the weekend I was at Joann's and could not stop myself from buying Ellen Gormley's, Learn Bruges Lace and Kim Guzman's book, Tunisian Cables to Crochet.

Fun, Fun!! Enjoy!

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