And indeed, I think many, many people operate, whether you'll admit it or not, under the stubborn assertion that you know what you like when you see it, and that's that, merci beaucoup!
I was something of a fussy eater as a child. I'm not sure how I'm still living today, since I'm almost entirely certain that nothing green, or of the vegetal variety, ever passed my lips til I was in my early 20s. I kid you not. Well, maybe some sour apple Fun Dip, or Pixy Sticks... or maybe even a Tic Tac. I do recall quite enjoying mint chocolate chip ice cream...
On to my point:
I have a list, which I will share with you, of things I've refrained from knitting or designing. Things that I know I'll look bad in, things I know are difficult to do right, things that just don't feel to be my style, and things that just rub me the wrong way. Things I know I don't like.
Or at least, so goes my stubborn assertion.
These things are indeed wonderful things! There's nothing wrong with them.
But, in the spirit of
a) being a grown up
b) expanding my design experience
c) try it and you might like it!
I thought it might be a bit of fun to set myself a challenge: Design what you Disdain.
Ok, here be the (by no means exhaustive) list:
-open cardis (generally of the one-button variety)
-bulky gauged knits
-knit bottoms (skirts, short, pants, and especially undies!)
-knit jewellery/hair accessories
-anything with positive ease
Over the year, I'm hoping to return, on and off, to this theme. The Design What You Disdain series will kick off quite soon. I'll share with you the various trials and troubles, vexations and wretchednesses, suffering, swearing and the such. And hopefully there'll be some happystuffs to fit in, too.
But for now, I invite ya'll to share: what do you avoid knitting? Are there certain garment features, styles, gauges, colours that you defer? Disdain? Detest?
Anyone want to join me, and design/knit something you would not otherwise?