Saturday, April 05, 2008

P is for Progress!


RocketGanseyDottir- Diamond Chart
Originally uploaded by OriginalTwistedSpinster
I've made good progress on the RocketGanseyDottir (RGD). I've got 11 inches done! Time to start the diamond pattern. I've got a tutorial on how to use Excel for charting knit patterns here, but it's for Excel 2000. The version on my current laptop is Excel for Microsoft Office 2007. (a word to the wise, the learning curve from the old to the new version is pretty steep! They moved lots of stuff around and I'm still learning it.)



PortagerChart
Originally uploaded by OriginalTwistedSpinster
This chart is from an older design of mine - showing how I used Excel to design an intarsia chart from a jpg. This is what you would see if that link at the bottom of the tutorial wasn't broken...

At lower right, you can see the schematic drawing from the Roketman's dream boat, named Portager. It's our retirement plans, to have this boat built so that it can be hauled over land on a trailer, yet be capable of making passages across oceans.

2 Comments:

At 4:46 PM , Blogger marta said...

um...just one thing, no, make that two things:
1. RocketGanseyDottir sounds wonderful - can't wait to see it.
2. and...for charting http://www.knitfoundry.com/software.html try it, use it, love it

;-)

 
At 7:45 PM , Blogger Ruth said...

hmmm... sounds good. I've been using Excel forever-- what's the learning curve with Knitfoundry?

 

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