Updated: Jun 14
Some of my most favorite designs start with a hook, ball of scrap yarn, notebook, & pencil. I just sit and let my hook do the walking while I scribble down what it did in my weird shorthand. When it's finished I attempt to decipher my chicken scratch and type up the pattern. I follow the typed pattern and make another as I edit and improve the design.
The only problem with this pattern was I had no idea what it was by the end. I had originally created the design with Mandala Ombre yarn and considered trying to come up with a way to connect them securely to create a scarf. I haven't completely trashed that idea yet, but after struggling with it for a couple days decided to file it in the “maybe later” folder of my brain.
I just happened to have some Lily Sugar’n Cream cotton sitting next to me, and I'm pretty sure it whispered “try me”, so I gave it a shot. The finished product was just the right size for the glass sitting next to me to rest on. BAM! Coaster it is then.