Every now and again the light bulb goes on, and I have a moment of clarity.
Lately I’m feeling a subtle shift in my knitting focus. I’m finding myself more interested in creating new designs, rather than knitting other people’s designs. I’ve always enjoyed designing and have done it fairly successfully on and off over the years, but I think now is the time to start thinking about doing it seriously.
What’s held me back in the past is my desire to concentrate on finishing things quickly. Designing is a slow process and I’ve always been an impatient soul. An immediate gratification kinda gal. But I think I’ve finally matured to the point that I realize that I need more of a creative outlet than knitting other people’s designs exclusively affords me. And I don’t need to be so result-driven.
Don’t get me wrong — I’ll never abandon Alice Starmore! I still have a few of her designs I want to knit, and yarn for a couple of them stashed away. And there are a few other things I want to knit, too that I’ve got lined up. I’ll always want to knit some others’ design, I just want to focus more on creating my own.
I really really really want to design a “killer” fair isle. And I have the embryo of fair isle swimming around in my head. Dunno if it’s killer, but it’s nice. Sometimes I dream about it, which should give you a clue about how exciting my “real” life is.
I also have not given up my idea of designing a Nordic-inspired two-color sweater. Got that one jumping around in my head, too. It’s getting crowded in there, because there’s also a lace sweater elbowing for room.
Clearly, I don’t have time for my full-time job.
So that’s my Friday Epiphany.
Speaking of WendyKnits! Designs
I did finish my Lucy sleeve and here it is, nicely folded in half:
I cast on for and started the front of Lucy, too.
Did not a smidgen of work on Ingeborg, so my reward will be extra knitting time on her this weekend.
Fun Little Projects
And even with all this high-falutin’ design talk, I’m not averse to fun little projects!
Those of you who subscribe to the Berroco newsletter have seen this pattern for a cute l’il cellphone bag, knitted in Berroco Suede. I think it’s danged cute! I’d probably make it without the fringe, though.
Did you see there where I said “I’d probably make it”? Actually, I’ve ordered some Berroco Suede in a couple of different colors for the express purpose of making these.
Which reminds me . . . where the heck is my Berroco Suede?
It started me thinking about other yarns to use to make fun little bags. I think some of my Colinette leftovers would work great.
Speaking of Colinette, I got three skeins of Colinette Cotton DK in the mail yesterday.
Ooh! Time to design a cute little tank!
Have a good weekend! All you in the NYC area, don’t forget the Critter Knitters Knitout on Sunday afternoon!
And do check out the blankets received page. As of May 19, 301 blankets received. You guys rock. Totally.
Lucy wants you to know that even supermodels eat sometimes.