I have a very hard time making more than one of anything…. I get bored, I start playing with the pattern and making little changes then all of a sudden I have something familiar yet new…
Deborah Newton, in her book, Designing Knitwear, advises when a design is complete to ask yourself “What if?” This is a review of the design, to question the function, success and what you might do differently next time and to think abut new ways of applying similar techniques.
I have always found this to be a wonderful idea, but have never really done it. A mental note slipped into my back pocket for a rainy day when I felt I had run out of ideas… Then I found myself knitting a bunch of Hold Ewe’r Hands and mixed Deborah’s idea with my tendency to change things and made a conscience effort to change, morph and create a new design.
Looking for something more challenging with depth, but not to elaborate to be lost in the beauty of the yarn, I created Fancy Ewe.
I must confess – This yarn was a big gasp, gotta have it now or I will die, purchase that was over and done before I exhaled… Then I thought, “Monitor colors may vary” what have I done. But when it arrived at my door, it was more beautiful than I thought….
I wanted to make something special with this yarn – when I completed my idea above I knew this was the yarn for it.
At 280 yards there was a lot of yarn left over, I could make another pair, but I wanted different, something more. Not knowing if I would have enough for a hat- I decided on a cowl, did the math and casted on.
The cowl is 21” around and 6” high, not real high but just enough.
I hope you enjoy knitting them as much as you do wearing them. I know I do!!