I was thinking about what a good thing it is that Meg has borrowed my sewing machine, because she is so much more creative than I am and will likely make some fun things with it. So I then thought about other areas of craftiness and concluded that I am just not creative – except with knitting. From at least my high school years, I have been able to knit all sorts of things without a pattern. Other crafts – I may be able to make things, but I almost always need a pattern.
I have no idea why this should be so. What is different about knitting for me? Even for crochet, I really almost always use a pattern. Knitting – I can knit things quite easily that are fairly complex. My owl, for instance – I’ve shown you that one several times because I’m proud of it. I found a photo of an owl that I liked and just started knitting. I did almost no ripping back. And I made an owl that looked a lot like the picture.
Not everything that I make is a big success. I am constantly looking for ways to use striping yarn differently. One of the things I came up with is this shrug:
Not terribly becoming, but fairly complicated and it flowed pretty easily. Knitting is just my “thing” I guess. How odd!