So when you embark on a project, or conceive of a design, fabric or yarn, sewing or knitting/crochet the $64,000 question is:
Do you start with a pattern then go looking for materials?
or Do you start with your fabric/yarn and go looking for pattern?
You all know the dilemma, you have a stash that would provide start up inventory for a small store, you have a pattern collection that will stock a library...yet...when you decide it's time for a new project, inevitably, one or the other seems to be missing, and you find yourself
b. internet browsing, fingers hovering over the buy-it-now icon with credit card at the elbow.
c. dishing up the ice cream
I have 4 designs below, any one of which I'd be happy to start on today. I have a yarn stash that is quite out-of-control. So why is it that when I started looking this afternoon I could not find ONE stinking yarn that met all the requirements of any one of those patterns??? I ask you: WHY? wrong gauge, wrong weight, not enough yardage, not solid color...it's enough to make a girl go shopping. And that is just not likely.
I guess that because I'm a much more accomplished sewist than I am a knitter, I am much more likely to be able to go internet snoop shopping to find a design I want to sew, then to my stash where I usually can find something that I'll be able and happy to use, and if I don't have a pattern I can easily adapt one or draft one from what I do have.
And I'm ready to take on the world right now.
Had a follow up test today on a physical that I had lately and got the news that indeed, I am going to live another year to be able to go through it all again... :) So what am I going to knit with?