Day Two (Tuesday April 23rd): A Mascot Project.
Your task today is to either think of or research a project that embodies that house/animal. It could be a knitting or crochet pattern – either of the animal itself or something that makes you think of the qualities of that house. Alternatively it could be a type or colour of yarn, or a single button. Whatever you choose, decide upon a project and blog about how and why it relates to your house/creature. You do not have to make this project! It is simply an exercise in blogging about how you come to decide upon what projects to make. Try and blog about the journey which inspiration and investigating patterns, yarns, stitches, (etc) can often guide you through. You may wish to make a collage or ‘mood board’ to present several ideas, or even sketch out your own design.
There is a project that I attempted years ago that is a perfect mascot. I made too many wrong choices when jumping in that first time. The yarn wasn’t the best choice. For this project something with stretch and memory is necessary. I picked a color I thought would be a good choice but it wasn’t. A lighter color, maybe blue or gray, would have been better suited to the design. I only made it though about a third of the project before I cast it aside. But if I was to do it again I would make a number of better choices: different yarn, different color, different needles. But sadly I think the best choice is to not knit this project. While I love the cables and knee socks would be so much fun, I don’t think I would wear them. I don’t really wear skirts or dresses and under pants knee socks this fancy would be a complete waste. But for me this is the project that is my mascot. It is my favorite project that I will never knit.
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