OK, I cheated. Patricia C Wrede is a writer, and this blog post uses knitting patterns as a continued metaphor for writing. Sorry Mrs Simonds, I forgot what you call those continued metaphor thingies, but thanks for 11th grade English anyway, you sure made me work! But back to Patricia C Wrede her description of how you must expect to adapt any knitting pattern is spot on. And if you need a laugh out loud family read aloud, look into the Enchanted Forest Chronicles.
Talitha Kuomi took on a long length and freckled yarn to make her depth cowl, and then she shows you EXACTLY what you need to do to tell that yarn what to do – how to cast on and tune it so the dye pattern does pretty, pretty things.
If you want to see more “What can I do with my amazing yarn?” ideas for hand dyed yarns, Check out Artful Color, Mindful Knits.
And a bonus link, I love it when the Yarn Alive Ladies post who gets their charity knitting, the NICU in Sendai this time.