CONFESSION

I get bored relatively fast. Take for instance my granny square, after making 2 squares of the same traditional pattern I decided to do “my own thing” and ended up with this: on which I practiced my cluster stitch and made it look a little more lacy. My Blanquet will have a lot of different patterns like a kaleidoscope. 

The advantages of creating your own stuff are 1- you work faster since you don’t need to decipher a pattern. 2-you exercise your brain, therefore your brain get more creative.

The disadvantages are 1- sometimes you cannot remember how to duplicate the pattern, so you waste time trying to decipher how you did it . 2-you need to stop and write the pattern down, thus losing more time, isn’t this like the hare and the turtle?

My questions to you are: 1-  Do you agree with me? 2- Which of these two squares you like best?

Comments

  1. Much as I love traditional grannies…I like yours better. I like the variations on the original theme, as it keeps from getting too repetitive.

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  2. “sometimes you cannot remember how to duplicate the pattern, so you waste time trying to decipher how you did it”

    Yep that’s me alright.

    Of the squares, I like the colors of the top one in the second picture but I like the design of the bottom one.

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  3. 1) I would agree with you with regards to what you say about following a pattern or creating your own. If I see something someone else has created and want to make it I will make the effort to understand the pattern, though I prefer some people’s patterns to others. But often I can’t find just what I want easily and so then I am learning how to create my own patterns but I do find I need to make the thing from my pattern afterwards because sometimes I find I haven’t remembered what I did the first time correctly.
    2) I like the lower square best. It’s partly the colours but I really like the interesting lacy bit too. The top one might make a more serviceable blanket though.

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