I've created a little routine for my days. It starts with me opening the back door and filling the food bowl (for the cats) and then sitting down with the laptop on my (duh!) lap to check emails and Ravelry.
Once I get to Ravelry, I first check my personal messages (if I have any), reply to the ones that need an answer and then check what my friends are up to.
Seeing what people are linking to/marking as favorites/doing fuels my own creativity and it's amazing how many things I end up finding interesting after seeing someone thought they were interesting...
Anyway, from there I check blog posts from my contact list.
This preamble was meant to explain how I ended up today in Amy's Rainbow's blog, laughing myself silly. I'm in the very same situation...well, was, last week. Those little squares in Excell do tend to become blurry after a while and no matter how hard you stare at them, the symbols don't magically appear on the monitor.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned on the Mawelucky group I'd been having dreams about writing the pattern for PPaola down. It's a somewhat complicated pattern to explain and my subconscious tend to solve problems this way. I'll literally dream solutions (amazingly enough, most do work out in real life). The dreams don't mean I'm dreading the charting part (which I actually like), more likely than not, it means I'm beginning to see pattern writing as serious business, not just a hobby anymore.
I have most of the charts done already and now need to come up with proper ways to describe how to knit the stole. I foresee a few more pattern writing dreams in my future ;). I hope to have it written by the end of the month and then I'll begin looking for test knitters.
I'm working on a half-baked idea which I think will be finished tonight. If it does work out, I'm planning on releasing it as a thank you for people who bought Luiza.