ages and ages ago,
i was very excited about a new design
that i had planned for galler yarn’s ‘asana bulky’.
it’s thick and thin. it has tone upon tone. the personality nearly oozes from the fibers of it.
for a hugely cozy large cabled collar
topping off a cardi that felt like wearing a squishy hug around.
i was only weeks away from being ready to release the pattern when
a fellow designer released nearly the same thing.
no, she had not seen mine,
and no, we had not talked and inadvertently copied each other.
they were predicting a cold, cold winter and i think we both set our sights
in the same direction.
so the knitting was frogged and i began again.
trying to listen to what else the yarn wanted to be.
the thing is, i still wanted it to be
the big collared cardi with extra wide cables.
i couldn’t hear other options as they dropped off my needles and into the swatches
because i didn’t want to hear new options.
i think from a creative point of view,
i sort of dug my heels in
it’s been many, many months since then.
more cold weather is predicted for this winter
and i took the asana out of the bag to have a looksee.
i love this yarn. it’s so interesting and different.
the color variations give the stitches such depth.
there is now enough distance
between my head and the original idea
to hear what this yarn wants to be. finally.
of course, i’d like to tell you that i am not affected
by these things.
that i am never a moody creative,
that logic rules my process at all times so i always get done
what i intend to do in the time i plan to do it in
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i imagine that you wouldn’t believe that of me anyway.
so, here’s to a new pattern
rising up from its old abandoned beginnings.
if all goes well this time,
it should be keeping some of us warm
by the time we hit the deep chill of winter this year.