I had an epiphany a few months ago.
See, when I first started knitting and crocheting, it was strictly for personal enjoyment. And as such, I felt I should save it for evenings and weekends, after the day’s work was done. It’s been four years and two years respectively since I learned each craft, and in that time I have published some patterns, but I still saw needlework as something to do in front of the TV.
But like I said, I recently had an epiphany.
I started getting serious about publishing patterns and tutorials on a real schedule. And when I sat down and mapped it all out, reserving time for planning, time for making, time for writing, it hit me: knitting or crocheting is my work now. At least, it is when the stitching is for a pattern to be published.
It seems obvious, but that was kind of a lightbulb moment for me.
Today is the first day I have had daytime-approved stitching to do. It was fun! I’m using leftovers from my latest crochet blanket to make these striped wristwarmer prototypes.
I like them, but I don’t think they are quite the finished product yet. These are, actually, exactly what I saw in my head when I came up with the idea, but while I was knitting them I had new thoughts that I think are worth entertaining, too. That will be my task tomorrow.
This iteration is knit on double-pointed needles. From the beginning I was thinking I’d like to also include loom-knit and crocheted versions in the same pattern/tutorial. We’ll see if that’s do-able in the amount of time allotted. They may have to be add-ons, sometime down the road.
I hope you like them. I think they’re bright and fun-loving, peeking out from under a low-key coat 🙂