Hope you all had a wonderful Bank Holiday. For those in the US, I am so glad that hurricane Irene did not become any worse, but I am sending my prayers for those who suffered and I hope things will get back to normal soon. The world is going crazy at the moment so it is always good to be safer than sorry.
Today, I would like to talk about how you can get inspired from things that are ordinary but by looking at it from a different direction. While the weather is bad outside, why not find inspiration at home?
Currently I am creating series of swatches for new designs. There are beautiful stitches around but I don’t usually choose an extremely difficult ones because I like my patterns to have a nice “rhythm” when one knits.
I always want to create something visually attractive yet fun to knit. To achieve this, I need to overcome minor obstacles in knitting: unlike sewing, you have to cast on-> knit -> cast off. This means you can’t just create a shape quickly – everything has to be carefully calculated.
So to make knitting look fresh and new, you have to look at things from a different direction:
So I try looking at things up-side-down.
I also try to think like something else (e.g. my cats). How do others look at things?
I position myself differently. May be I see something differently too.
Do try this at home. You will find something you did not know at home. I have actually got lots of inspirations doing this (my husband was getting a bit worried LOL) and they will be in the new designs to come.
Hope you have a great week ahead!