Lately I have been very inspired to design; almost to the point of bursting with the need to make, create, put pencil to paper….and of course, it has felt as if there is no time to do this. If housework/ errands were caught up on, baby girl wanted to play (not a bad thing)…. when baby was in bed, well, there was dinner, and dishes and maybe a moment to just take a breath. And then of course when there wasn’t all those “things” I was at my day job…. Again, not necessarily a bad thing but I have some down time right now… so much in fact that I have caught up on (or I’m waiting until my boss is free for review…eek) my workload and am pretty much trying to look busy. Naturally for me I find myself thinking of all the things I want to knit, or techniques I want to try, and finally, all the things I WANT TO DESIGN. I have been wanting to for a very long time now to be writing up some of my own patterns and start to sell them and have never really committed the time to making this happen. I am more than ever now itching to make my ideas and dreams a reality. So I am having my pencil go to paper to DRAW.
What’s interesting is for as many ideas I seem to have in mind, it is harder to actually commit them to paper. Its like those little images I picture in my mind suddenly fly away and I end up with little half thought out projects…Now contrary to what you may think this isn’t a bad thing. I can use these bits and pieces to sort through what is the overwhelming need to design and actually figure out what is going to work. What is going to be the fun (but definitely challenging) bit is swatching these designs. I have a degree and background in women’s wear and as much I have read and dissected and read up on a variety of knitting patterns I have never written one with a mix and blend of stitches where I will need to ensure that they work together. This does not intimidate me though because it is the beauty of the challenge and I WANT to succeed in this endeavor. I guess this is really in my favor too- blind commitment maybe?
So my fellow knitters, I welcome your support and your advice and your stories about your own journeys today. Thank you for letting to open my heart and my mind to you and welcome to my knitting vision.