Design your own pattern OR knit someone else’s?

I have a lovely yarn, but what should I do with it? Do I design my own project or do I follow someone elses’ vision? Do I really need to invent the wheel? Some patterns are so well written, or is it that my brain likes the format……..Probably the format for me.

When it comes to Machine knitting, I design my own, but Handknitting that is not always the case. Lace shawls in particular, I seem to need a chart and stitch markers for the repeats.

This one is called EASY AS PIE, that I found on Ravelry. 70 gm of angora/wool yarn.