I've been thinking all day about a design I've worked on since December. Yep, that long. What's the problem you ask? Well, I haven't worked on it daily since then. Or even weekly. But it has been lurking in the depths of my brain for that long....with the thought that there must be a way to work this on the knitting loom. In between those thoughts (and drawings and yarn experimenting), I did other knitting (both needle and loom). And returned to designing beadwork (I'm a bead weaver...did you know?) ;-) And even started a tapestry crochet project. But this silly little idea wouldn't go away! The solution finally presented itself when I was showering this morning...(where the h@ll have you been!??)
Anyway, today I wondered if anyone else felt the complusion to hold on to a design idea for months. Or am I the only designer that holds onto an idea and beats her/his head against the yarn cabinet until the solution shakes loose?
That being said, let's play a game. You know the "You might be a redneck if..." jokes? Well, let's see what designers know about themselves.
(in the voice of Jeff Foxsworthy) You might be a designer if....
....you look at the picture of a knitted item (or beaded, or loomed) and think "oh, they did..."(fill in the blanks)
....you get the pattern home and read the instructions and make notes of changes that would improve it!
....you go to sleep thinking of the latest creation....
....and wake up the next morning right where you left off!
....you're working on the latest design only to have to rip it out because you came up with a better idea!
....you're working on the latest design, and have a drawing pad next to you for the new designs you're thinking of ;-)
OK, your turn!