Wednesday, April 25, 2012
DAY 3 – 3KCBWDAY3
Day 3 - Your Knitting Or Crochet Hero
Blog about someone in the fiber crafts who truly inspires you. There are not too many guidelines for this, it's really about introducing your readers to someone who they might not know who is an inspiration to you. It might be a family member or friend, a specific designer or writer, indie dyer or another blogger. If you are writing about a knitting designer and you have knitted some of their designs, don't forget to show them off. Remember to get permission from the owner if you wish to use another person's pictures.
Last year I blogged about Kathy Merrick. I love her designs and her use of color. Her Chain Lace Big Fat Scarf is probably the favorite thing I’ve made this past year. I’ve very excited she has the cover of the upcoming Vogue Crochet
Last year, at this time, I was not knitting. I figured I could make whatever I wanted with crochet and I was happy with it.
Then I started noticing knitted socks and I fell in love and so I embarked on the knitting adventure, specifically for socks.
The one name I heard over and over was Cookie A. Then I bought her book (no I could not yet knit) Sock Innovation and that was it.
I have now three complete pairs of socks, none are Cookie A patterns. I am working on my first Cookie A pattern right now – Kai-Mei. It will also be my first bit of lace and my first foray into knit chart reading, but it is a small chart.
And referring back to Monday’s topic of color, it was the color that attracted me first to these socks and I actually went and bought the same yarn – Dreams in Color in Happy Forest.
I also joined her sock club this year. So I guess you could say that Cookie A was a major inspiration in my choosing to learn to knit.
And I’ve bought a lot more books and patterns
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