ok, so my kids don’t ‘paint by number’.
the times we’ve tried, they swap all the colors
so their art looks nothing like the box.
i suppose that i’ve encouraged this
by my own example
as i’m not one to follow a pattern or
a set of directions to the letter.
my mum and i are notorious
for going shopping, only to return
with the ‘perfect’ thing.
‘perfect’, that is, once
the sleeves are reworked,
the hem narrowed and shortened,
and the collar removed to rebuild the neckline.
so i guess i come by it naturally, too.
all that to say,
one of my favorite things about creating a pattern
is to see each knitter making it her (or his) own.
changing the length,
adding a second yarn for texture,
or personalizing a mouse’s sweet ears.
my huge congrats to lisa (karmaperdiem)
and the upcycled yarn to knit him (or her)
from carol over at taddiebeeknitting.
i can’t wait to see who your little mouse turns out to be…
‘example’ taken from 13:15 in john.