Te DA! Designing a Tam o' Shanter
Much faster to just push all the buttons in a random sequence on the new dishwasher until The Bloke takes charge and reads the manual. Much faster. And even worth him feeling momentarily superior while one takes instruction from him.
And with the lack of someone to demonstrate, learning by DOING is the next best thing. But there's the rub. Learning by doing is not really learning by doing at all. It is more learning by UNdoing and can take a very long time.
One was like a pig in mud. Yep a pig in mud.
OK. So one DID open this book by Sheila McGregor: Traditional Fair Isle Knitting - but only to look at the pictures and wonder at the genius of decreasing the stitches while increasing the pattern.
But of course these Tam o' Shanters are knit from the base up, not from the top down as has become one's favoured directions in all things knitted in the round.
At this rate one is going to need a second head.
(Shuddup Jules! I have NOT already got two heads!)