I finally got done with v 1 of my cowl design! This started with the creativity exercises from the Kate Davies Knitting Season club. I’m still not 100% satisfied with it, though it does looks OK and does pretty much what is is supposed to do 🙂 As I next step, I need to document… Continue reading Cowl Design Done!
Earlier this week, I posted about my Knitting Seasons week 5 exercise – the random stripes exercise. And I mentioned that though I technically completed the exercise, I felt like I had a bit more to learn from it. So I started a second swatch with different yarn and a bit more randomness built into… Continue reading Not as Random as I Thought
I’m not particularly a stripe fan. They are OK here or there, but by and large, stripes are not my thing. For all of that, the last couple days all my knitting has been all stripes all the time! First, I have gotten a bit more done on my Find Your Fade, but am still… Continue reading Stripes All Over the Place
I just got my week 4 Knitting Season exercises finished and blocked! For this one, I took the 4×4 exercises from week 3 and expanded on them a bit. I did fewer patterns, but did more experimenting. The bottom pattern just added an extra row between cable rows to give it a bit more room.… Continue reading Within Slightly Larger Limits
Finally finished my limitations exercise and got it blocked! The next exercise – this week’s, in fact – is taking one of the previous exercises and doing a little more with it. I plan to use this one for that, because there are a few of these patterns that I am wondering how they will… Continue reading 4 x 4 exercises
Last week’s creativity lesson was about the value of limitations. There was a lot to it, but basically it was about how having structure and limits around what you are going to do can be valuable in a number of ways. Among other benefits, it helps you focus and also forces you to play with… Continue reading Within Limits
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how I was attempting to design knitting motifs based on hex signs. The exercise is part of the Knitting Seasons creativity thing I have been doing. The hex signs are because I am from eastern Pennsylvania, and am in fact of Pennsylvania German heritage. So hex signs were… Continue reading A Hex On Your Motifs Part 2