Projects from the Online Zine -- PUBLIC / Re: Socks For The Glorious Liberation Of The People's Technocratic Republic...« on: November 09, 2008, 12:39:10 PM »
nice :) cables AND socks....very brave
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Well my main reson for wanting to do my sock booklet, is just selfish reasons of wanting to try out different things and then thought, why not give the book a story. So, every year, I stay in a cottage on an organic farm and really wanted to be able to do a book that is mainly UK based, with UK yarns (but available worldwide) and I did want to be totally organic but darn it, there aren't enough organic yarn companies around to supply what I need for the designs!
When it comes to skulls and stuff, I do love that, but feel I might have exhausted the options on those as much as I love them.
However, i do love 'motifs' and there is no end of inspiration or those, I still have some designs of celtic knots and dragons etc and perhaps might bring out single patterns as well as put stuff aside for a Pagan based book.
I want everything I do to be a labour of love and not a chore or a marketing ploy although i do have to think about effort put in and the actual use it will be to someone. That is why I had to pull out of a major book deal, I was slowly being walked over and producing stuff I did not feel connected to and my UK pub even chose a different name for the book and circulated a book sample without me seeing it! And an invented biography about me with not a word of truth in it, at one point I was told to keep it quiet that I was not a Christian
So, I knit to enjoy. I rarely follow a pattern of someone elses although I should do, I tend to make stuff and even if it is my first go at someting, I then write a pattern which hopefully is of use to someone else.
These Pequenos socks, started life as my Sis in Law's socks and she had little knitted tubes with them to put on her chilblains in her damp New Zealand home.
I haven't worked up the courage to try socks, but when I do, one of Erssie's will probably be the first ones I try. I also just checked out her other stuff, I think I am in love.
i loves them!!!
i needs them
I will makes them!
but will you hug them and squeeze them and call them George???
I will. But gently, so as not to break their wings off.
....or maybe not so gently, because broken-ness might be interesting, too......