Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Design work

You make a row - take notes - click... You unravel - make the row again - you count - count again as you lost count - edit your notes - throw previous picture - click... The light is terrible... click... Focus out of control... click... You change your mind - tweak a stitch or two - try to find a better solution for a problem - do the maths and think you're going crazy... Counting again, remaking, counting, editing notes... click... click... click... And then you do this a million times...


Kärlek
Annette


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19 comments :

  1. I have recently been dabbling into creating crochet cowls of my own devising. Well you would think it would be easy as pie (perhaps others find it so), seeing as how I am basically making a rectangle (albeit in the round). Choose a stitch pattern and away you go. BUT so many choices, counting, sampling, etc. along with much trial and error and all for such a simple thing. No photos to take and no incisive note taking required either. But still so time consuming and not without frustrations.

    So my mind simply boggles at how people create blankets or anything else - with or without stitch patterns of their own creating. The organisation, the choices, the maths, the scale, the geometric puzzles! How do you do it? A mystery to me!

    Good luck with your designing. I am unsure what it is, but it looks complex. I am thankful and feel appreciative that people are prepared to go through all these steps, with such patience and care. I'm sure the rewards are not as plentiful as they might be for all the effort involved but know that we are grateful :)

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    1. Hi
      I know.Why do we do this to ourselves? It sounds like complaining but once you get it right after winging and modifying a pattern to your own liking you feel so good! That is why we do it. So keep on doing it. I'm sure you will find solutions for your cowls and when you do you will be the proudest crocheter on earth!
      Thanks for sharing!
      Xxx

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  2. I lost touch with your blog! I found you on facebook again and so happy as I love your designs, your projects and your colors!

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    1. Oh dear! Thank you so much!!! And welcome back!!! Happy to have you back in my commenting field. Have a nice mini holiday (bank holiday today, right?)
      xxx

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    2. Every day is a holiday for me...I'm retired! LOL!

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  3. Hi Annette,

    What a beautiful work. Really nice colours. Looking forward to see the progress on your work. Have a nice evening.

    Sweet greetings from Holland,
    Emily
    (Casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

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    1. Hi Emily
      Thank you! These potholders are so much fun to make that I don't mind making them over and over again. Excited to eventually share them with you. Happy Thursday.
      Xxx

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  4. You are soooo funny!! The crochet piece you are doing looks so pretty. Thanks for all you do..it can get tedious I'm sure. Looking forward to this next creation. xo susie

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    1. Hi Susie
      Thank you for popping in today and thanks for your sweet words. I'm on it. I'm not a pattern machine but sooner or later this will be finished and I will be so happy to share it. :)
      Xxx

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  5. You're amazing, thanks so much for doing this so we can enjoy your patterns.x

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    1. Hi!
      Thank you for enjoying my patterns!!! I think this one will be a really fun one. It is a potholder. Quick and cute project with high satisfaction factor. Thanks for visiting!
      Xxx

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  6. So glad there are people out there who can do this so that I don't have to. Thank you so much for persevering. x

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    1. Hi Fran
      Happy to do so. It might sound like I'm complaining but this is actually where my heart lies. I love it. Even the tedious part. :) Thanks for hanging around.
      Xxx

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  7. Just pass to say thank you for yours beautiful patterns full of joy. I'm sure you take a lot a pleaser in the middle of all that work. Xx

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    1. Thank you! That makes me so happy. I really appreciate that. I sure managed to squeeze in some pleasers between all the work. Coffee, cookie baking, radio listening, bike ride, garden hang out... Plus I love the fiddly work too. I really do, even if it is annoying at times. :)
      Thanks you again for popping in!
      Xxx

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  8. I hear ya sister!!! Making from 'scratch' A-LOT more work than following a 'recipe!' Beautiful work as always.

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  9. Annette, I enjoy your blog so much! Colorful, bright, vibrant! And your new blog header is very nice. I thank you for your gift of designing and sharing with us. It is appreciated!
    Karen B.

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  10. Hi Annette, I'm glad to see you're still here - I've been quite out of touch with blogs lately, just visiting the odd one now and then. I've made both your Nordic shawl and Nordic wrist warmers and I love your patterns, they're beautifully presented and very easy to follow. Have a lovely weekend, the sun has finally decided to come out here in the UK! Jane x

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Thank you so much for visiting my world. I love reading your comments and I do my utterly best to respond to questions and sweet messages. Thank you again for popping by.

Kärlek
Annette

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