|This isn't one of those swatches. I was too disgusted to take photos of them.|
However, sometimes I just can't get the process to work. A design call went out a few days ago from a company that I love. They create truly delicious yarn and I would absolutely freak out if I got to design for them.
I printed out the call, looked at their inspiration boards, and sat down with my sketchpad and pencil.
"Ok, I can do this. I'll try again."
I read over some old knitting books that are full of techniques. Sometimes a technique is enough to set me off on the path to a design.
I swatched a little. It can't hurt. I made four different swatches in different yarns on different needles. A cowl? A hat? Socks?
Blugh. I guess working with this company will have to wait. Maybe I'll have a better time connecting with their next set of ideas. I don't want to force it and end up with something I don't like.