I was sitting on the balcony of my apartment, drinking my morning coffee and crocheting, thinking about how easy crochet comes to me and how much trouble I have following knit patterns when it hit me.....
I've been crocheting for almost 20 years and I have never followed a crochet pattern.
My crocheted work
is very simple, but there's not print pattern for it. It's all the result of me going: "hmmmmmmm
" during a class, doodling designs on paper and later translating them to crochet.
My bf's blanket
, is the result of me pondering and taking Microbiology notes at the same time....waaaaaay out of proportion.
I like to do my own thing, so when I have to follow a knit pattern, it's strange to me. There's rules that have to be observed, and I've never really done that.
I finished a blanket for my Mom
, and then sat down and thought about what kind of blanket I could make for Dad quickly enough that I can give it to them when they come to visit in July. That was Friday. The blankie's halfways done.
But I still can't finish an Irish Hiking Scarf.
Has anyone else had this problem? Or am I just freaky?
Edit: Oh yeah......for some reason freeform knitting doesn't really appeal to me.
I want to knit things with a structure, I just have trouble following an actual pattern.
I guess I'm gonna have to start creating my own