I do have a project or two to ready to share, but instead, I have a little giftie. Remember a long long time ago when I was saying how I was going to do up a nice proper version of the graphs I used to make my octopus hat and pirate ship scarf? Well, voila, tout finis!
Here's the Octopus Chart (click for full view):
for a finished product that looks something like this:
And here's the Pirate Ship Chart:
for a little something that will turn out like this:
Yay! (You may notice that my charts are different formats. Well, I actually had a much more detailed and therefor larger chart drawn up for the pirate ship, but it would have made the scarf too big for my little guy. I had wanted to giver you that chart as well, but my computer is full of gremlins and the process by which my octopus chart was made would not be duplicated. I made the small ship chart with a lot of cut and paste blocks; very tedious.)
With any luck, these will be understandable and useful. Basically, it's just simple intarsia, using two colours for the octopus (the x being one colour and the o another) and three for the ship (the blue squares are supposed to be white, and the blank squares are blue). Perhaps I will make a tutorial for intarsia one day, but for now, your best bets lay with a 'how to' book or the youtubes!
Happy knitting and if anyone finishes a project with either of these, I would be simply over the moon to see a picture of it! Nautical charts indeed, oh the cleverness of me!