And another collection is completed! ^_^ For a minute there you probably thought it was not going to happen, didn't you?! This collection was a patience experiment which yielded a surprising result. I was under the impression that I would be driven, quite constantly, to rush my forehead into a good solid wall, repeatedly, until unconsciousness claimed me. But it was the contrary! What happened was a lot of humming, a lot of long breaks, and my hand hurting in new interesting ways.
The designing part was a lot of fun. I always start a collection wondering what is going to be created. I go with more questions and feel for answers. The designing part is crazy because it depends mostly on faith. The making part is when imagination shares a bench with rational to discuss such things as limited hands, limited experience, time, cost of materials, and a frothing-at-the-mouth budget.
I like to have a general pattern for a collections and the 'popcorn' stitch felt right for this one. Since I did not know how to knit it I watched video tutorials to learn how to knit it. The first video I watched was not very encouraging and the second video was even more complex. But I wanted, very much, to work with the stitch and thus felt the need to not give up without making some real effort. In the end I took lessons from both videos and came up with my own way of making the seeds in an easier and faster way.
Hope you find Mawusi FW16: Nitsowi exciting for it is made to inject much playful excitement into your fall/winter experiences!