These days I have time to browse Pinterest and see what interesting creations people have made. One of my favourite things about it is how people share their experiences and ideas about making knitting/crochet easier.
One such way is Ysolda’s method for counting stitches. The idea of lacing a piece of contrasting yarn through every ten stitches is so simple and yet so efficient. I really struggle with counting rows of stockinette and have no use for row counters when I doubt every time I’ve clicked it so this will be something I’ll be taking up.
There are other kinds of inspiration to be found. I love the idea of mixed media lately and have been thinking about it a lot, including a transatlantic collaboration that’s in its infancy with my good friend Sophie. Some of that is brought about by things I’m seeing on pinterest, like these artists who stitch over photographs. Such a lovely idea.
At the moment I really struggle with the idea of creating things that cannot be useful. It’s one of the reasons I knit so many hats and socks. However, things like this make me realise how effective art can be for its own sake and makes me want to create for no reason at all.
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