17 days until the photo shoot for ‘artistic differences’.
feels like yesterday that susan and i first sat in her office
and discussed ideas and possibilities.
still, 17 days until
my end of things is done.
then the cey staff tech editors, layout and various other people
have the ball in their court.
here’s the thing.
i’m still swatching for the last piece
of the collection. back at that again tonight.
and it’s not that i couldn’t have knit the full piece
about 10 different times over.
i could have,
and it would have been 10 different variations on a theme.
but, it’s not quite what’s in my head yet.
this is why
i often refer to myself as a ‘hack’.
i know i have skills, experience, and all kinds of excitement for the process.
what i don’t always have is the ability to mold my fingers
and the yarns they’re holding
into the picture in my head the first time out of the gate.
or the second, or the third.
so when i say ‘hack’, i mean not intuitively able
to leap from idea to final design in a single bound.
maybe no-one can.
some people sure do make it look
just about easy, though.
my friend pam send this quote to me sometime before i woke up this morning:
this is exactly what i mean when i label myself a ‘hack’.
it is often one mistake,
one detour or another, that
pulls any given design of mine into a place
where it can hold its own as an original.
this is mostly likely why i always feel more like a happy kid
whose crayon drawing was hung on the fridge
by an adoring parent who sees the effort as beauty
rather than a grown-up holding her own as a ‘knitwear designer.
i admit that every time i write
as profession on a form, i giggle a little.
so now you know.
‘original’ from 24:13 of 2nd chronicles.
(this is an ongoing series of posts chronicling
the process of my yet to be released collaboration with classic elite yarns.
to search, all post titles will include ‘cey & i:‘ and be tagged with ‘artistic differences‘.)