There is an incredible amount of conscious math and logic involved in this art...we all know there are subconscious measurements required to make lifelike portraits, but in knitting, pattern creation, and pattern following, I have to stop and COUNT so many things so that I don't have to buy 50 extra skiens of yarn--mostly for the "bobbins" (and there are a LOT of bobbins; the number has risen to 42, plus 5 yarn skeins!) The conscious logic I found mostly to be in organizing the pattern differently; I had printed them out to be book-like, so 2 consecutive left-right segments would sometimes be back-front on a page--but then I realized how much easier it would be to see them both at the same time! So a few minutes were taken to work out how to get a whole page-row to show side by side, without leaving the next page-row invisible because it's on the back of the "current" row. Now I just need the time to print them...
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I finally realize the importance of the dated progress page...it shows just how much I'm actually working!