Originally Posted by Woodi
Artlady, can you suggest a pattern to me that would help me to become a better knitter? I'm thinking maybe your 4-seasons throw? It would need to be something which holds my interest, is fun and never boring....(I have a titch of ADD)...and can use fun colors.
The 4-seasons throw would be a good one! Mine is knit all in one piece, 3 blocks across, using intarsia to connect the blocks as the colors change across the row. And it uses the picking-up stitches method to build the next tier of blocks.
or is knitting a talent, and one either has it or doesn't?
IMHO, knitting is an ability
that most people possess but don't tap into. I think it requires desire, passion and stick-to-it-ive-ness
to develop our ability. (definition of sticktoitiveness: dogged perseverance; resolute tenacity; the ability to stay with a project and see it through to completion.) I'm ACES in sticktoitiveness!
IMO, where true talen
t becomes the IT factor is designing!
(definitely not me)
Our own MerigoldinWa here at KH has that true talent.
have the ability
to design...but I sure don't have the desire or passion. With MerigoldinWa...designing her own knits part of who she is! She also has the knitting skills
to carry out her artistic designs.
is a department of its own! I've heard that pattern-writing software exists that helps designers put their designs into black-and-white for publication. But I don't know what that software might be.
I'm in awe of the designing talent
that we see in the Knitting World today. It boggles my mind.
I feel blessed that I'm able to follow directions and knit something beautiful that someone else designed and published!