I love writing patterns that you think are going to turn out a certain way, but go a different direction once you start working. The pattern I'm working on is doing just that. It's like the hat is already made, I just have to figure out what it is. It has it's own life because of the stitch counts. Some design decisions I made before I started didn't work with the stitch counts so I had to change course and let the hat direct me!
This pattern is also pretty complex so I've decided to take pictures of tricky stitches as I go. That way I can better illustrate the directions in my pattern. Plus it gives me an excuse to play with my new camera!