Thought provoking? As a machine knitter I wish the latest computers still had the handy gadgets of a few years ago ie floppy disk drive, serial ports - no such luck, even the CD readers are becoming extinct - such a pain, still time marches on but not always for the good. I have so many floppies with patterns ie Iris Bishop etc and wish I could access them a lot easier. Even the serial ports on computers are becoming extinct
I think the Passap and Duo's patterning systems are superb, I must admit I have never got around to trying them all but every time I need something different its always a pleasant surprise how beautiful textures can be obtained almost completely automatically. I was doing my usual, ie reading an old magazine and marvelling at some of the patterns of the very old model books, so far I have come across a man's jacket (I am sure you would need some dressmaking skills to put it together), actual net curtains - seriously thinking about trying these for my old caravan.
It’s amazing when you really delve into these old books how complex some of the stuff is and even when you are looking at old machine knitting magazi