I always wondered why I toiled so many years doing tech support (I shudder even thinking about it). I wondered why the hell I was a software tester for so many years after that. As a creative, free-spirited person who hates being told what to do, what was I doing there, in such rigid, left-brained positions? Then it hit me today. To start my own business and make it successful, I would need to know how to provide excellent customer service. I would need to have anal-retentive attention to detail and an understanding of what quality truly is, and how unbelievably important quality is. I had to work in tech support and software quality assurance to learn these things. Now that I have finally, after a year away from the corporate world and from those jobs, figured out what I want to do, I can apply everything I learned during all those years in which I thought my job was pointless.
It was the opposite of pointless, it was critical. It served its purpose and taught me what I needed to know.
With that, I give you another pattern, written, proofread over and over, and extensively tested. I combined a couple of my passions in this pattern, namely babies (particularly mine) and knitting. It's written for one of my favorite yarns on earth, a glorious, uber-soft, wonderful, highest quality yarn that I am nothing short of addicted to, Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton. It's as soft as a cotton ball, is grown organically, and holds up brilliantly wash after wash, so it is the perfect yarn for baby stuff. Expect many more patterns written in this yarn, because I can't get enough of it.
Here is a pattern for a baby hat and mittens set, knit in Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton, with instructions for both a boy's and a girl's hat and mittens, complete with detailed, photo-illustrated instructions for making the "lazy daisy" embroidery on the girl's hat and mittens. The pattern contains instructions for four different sizes: newborn, 3-6 months, 6-9 months and 12 months.
Cost: Only $6