Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It Doesn't Translate


I'm swatching right now. I have real stuff that I've been knitting, too, but I'm still swatching.

You see, I have this yarn, and I have an idea. An idea that I really like, and I'm really excited about it, and I can't wait to share it with you once it's ready.

But there's a thing with ideas: they live inside your brain. Which is pretty cool, that something amazing and beautiful and fun can live in something that looks like old hamburger. But it makes it difficult to share the idea with other people, since they don't share your neurons and can't carpool in your neural pathways and we're humans, not vulcans, so mind melds aren't a viable option.

It's funny how something can work so perfectly in your mind, and look so promising when hastily scribbled out on a post-it, but turns to poop when you try to knit it. So for now I'm swatching, and hopefully I'll have a physical manifestation of the idea to share with you soon.

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  1. I'm sure you'll have the kinks worked out in no time at all, have fun swatching!!

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    1. Thank you! It can be frustrating getting the kinks out, but overall it is a fun process :)

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  2. The murky in-between part of the swatching process is my least favorite! Hope you get past the old-hamburger stage quickly and easily, and can't wait to see what you come up with.

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    1. It can be so frustrating! But when everything falls into place it's so rewarding :) Thanks, and hopefully I have something less nebulous soon!

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  3. That's the exciting/frustrating/fun part of designing. But it's well worth it when that spark of an idea in your head becomes an actuality. Fingers crossed that it all works out!

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    1. Thank you! I keep reminding myself that at least it's not working out in a tiny swatch, not a big project.

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  4. yep. i've created a lot of yarny-poop in my time!!

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    1. Yup. Sometimes I wish I was better about saving terrible swatches, instead of ripping them out and starting over-there have been some impressively bad ones!

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  5. good luck, I hope your idea manifests wonderfully in yarn form! I've had some successes and some total disasters- it's funny how far off the brain can be from reality sometimes. But when it works, it's awesome!

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping it works, but we'll see how it works out. No matter what, I'm sure I'll end up someplace cool :)

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