Thursday, October 31, 2013

Looking for Inspiration

I worry about writer's (knitter's?) block a lot less than I used to. Creative work takes practice. The more you work on it, the easier it is.

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.

1 comment:

Laura L. said...

This has been absolutely the hardest thing for me since I started submitting to design calls: letting them go if I don't have an awesome idea to send out, especially if it's someone I really, really want to work with.