Yesterday I revised the pattern for my latest sweater. I’m hoping to submit it and another to Knitty.com before their First Fall + Holiday Headstart 2011deadline on April 1st so I'm motivated. Time taken for this can feel endless but the process helps me plan and think so it's time well spent. Patty Lyons, a teacher at a seminar I took recently at the Vogue Knitting Live Conference, talked about the benefits of mindful knitting – working with an understanding of the designer’s intent. It made sense to me so I reformatted my patterns and added a column for notes and extra information, to relay my intent.