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Keep it Simple
I love clean lines and little details. As I sat working on Scotch Mary
today I found myself wondering if it had "enough," whatever "enough"
might be. Well, I know how I was defining it. It's what the pattern
consists of. Is there enough detail? Enough interest? I tried thinking
of details and accents that I could add here and there. What if I did
this....? Or that...? Would that be better? And then I caught myself.
Why do I want to add more? Why am I thinking that something simple
won't cut it? The patterns I was always drawn to had very minimal
detail, but were fun to work on and got the job done. So why should I
feel the need to create an over-the-top-full-of-detail design? Not
everything has to be about abundance. I think I need to celebrate the
beauty in subtlety. Now to remember that.

I took a break from knitting to go play in the snow. Really I had to go
shovel, but might as well make a boring job a little more fun, right?
Kids, sometimes they really know what's best. You can't tell from this
photo (and I did that on purpose, sorry y'all), but I'm sporting my
recently knit Sundae Break hat. I'm happy to say that it's quite
comfortable and warm. I made it large (intentionally) to accommodate my
massive head of curls. I'm not showing a full, clear photo of the hat
because, as of this moment (I have been known to change my mind,
especially due to impatience) it's being held aside for another Fiddle
Knits Designs Collection: Sweet Treats. Easy knits that go relatively
quickly. Instead of ear candy or brain candy... it's like knitting
candy, which, I guess, means it's also brain candy... Oh, I could go
around in circles on that one.

And speaking of collections... The Sweet Sounds Collection is officially up and out on both my Website and Ravelry. The patterns in this one are:


Dulcian Fingerless Gloves
Lute Hat
Lyre Scarf
Oud Collar
Viol Neck Cuff
Mandolin Mug Mitts
And now me thinks it's time to get back to my knitting. :o)

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Tags: Collection, Sounds, Sweet, fiddle, knits, project, sweater

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Comment by cherylbwaters on February 16, 2010 at 1:02pm
Goody, goody [pun intended]!
Comment by Erica Jackofsky on February 16, 2010 at 10:00am
Yup :o) and the Sweet Treats Collection should be out with plenty of time for Christmas '10 knitting.... :o)
Comment by cherylbwaters on February 16, 2010 at 9:50am
Oh, great Christmas knits!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on February 11, 2010 at 8:45pm
Erica,
Design Scotch Mary with enough detail to create interest, but save something for later... make it something that could be an heirloom.

Love the designs for the Sweet Sounds Collection! Way to go girl! --S

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