Sometimes one falls in love with things, not just beings. I’ve fallen in love with merino wool longer time ago, that’s probably obvious. 🙂 Later also in mottled yarn. And now that I’m slowly finishing this colorful poncho, I find that I’ve used various “skew lines” in my knitwear several times this year.
I cannot say that I didn’t like all sorts of leaky, lace patterns. I also like them and most importantly – I usually knit them faster than a simple smooth jersey or garter stitch (maybe other knitters know it too). It’s probably because every line in them changes a little and this mentally drives a person forward. At least for me. 🙂 For example a plaid …
On the other hand, I really like simple things. And smooth patterns are precious for me. But sometimes I feel like inserting something that would make the piece more interesting. Many times I just start making those “lines” somewhere, and yet I don’t even know how they will continue. During knitting, I decide how to go next and what to do with them when they touch each other or come to the edge. 🙂
And with this last piece, which I’m just finishing, it occurred to me that I had used it several times in various accessories. They will probably be part of many of my other creations. 🙂
Have a nice day!