Saturday, June 24, 2006
I've started adding the brown to my hipknits cashmere circles. It could do with a bit of blocking, but you can see how it is coming together.
I got an email through craftster this week from a lovely lady who's made the most amazing white and red lovemeknot socks. You can see them here and here. Sarah's made a fantastic grey and black Rosalind with great tassels on the corners (wish I'd thought of that). I've seen a few beaded-icords around and even spotted someone knitting an exchequered in a photo on yarnbar. It's so exciting to see your designs worked up by other people.
Despite all this I'm not really feeling design inspiration at the moment. I want to make a hooded scarf to replace one I lost last month, and figured I might as well do it now as later in the summer, then I could submit it for autumn knitty. But I don't just don't feel like it, and I hate knitting for anything other than enjoying the process. I hate knitting to order or deadline.
It's partly the sunny weather. It is also because I've taken quite a bit of time off my PhD recently and have a LOT of work to catch up on. I'm also just enjoying working from other people's patterns.
I probably will do that hoodscarf later in the summer, I will certainly miss my old one come September. If I come up with anything clever I'll put the patten up on here if no where else.
EDIT: I've just seen the most recent Crochet-Me, and it's got crochet crayon's in it! I found reference to this a while back and the designer said she was thinking of submitting the pattern. It's similar idea to my knit scarf pattern, but we both came up with the idea on our own.