Here’s a handy little tool in MSWord 2010 that can turn a photo of your knitting into a pencil sketch. It’s a great way to generate sketching details for submissions to make sure all of the proportions and major details are correct.

Found on the Format tab (when a picture is selected in your document):

Word Artistic effects

Clicking the Artistic Effects drop-down arrow opens these options:

Word Artistic effects menu,jpg

Using the Pencil Sketch option will turn this (leg detail from my Go Lassie Go socks (which were part of our last Mystery KAL):

GLG Shelridge Clue 4 ext 20150916_5

into this:

GLG leg artistic effect pencil sketch