Color and touch. . . those are my main factors with anything I work on. Color and touch are what I use to contribute to brighten someone’s day. My personal interest in the projects themselves is what keeps my needles busy.
I learned to knit from my mother – – just basic knit & purl – – even though she was extremely proficient – and prolific. Any projects as a child took a long long time to complete. Luckily I have speeded up since then.
I feel that my pieces should be practical additions for anyone’s wardrobe/fun. I use acrylic yarn for ease of care for all my projects. The shrugs are my own design, which came from watching a knitting show – and said – I could do that. My scarves are also “free form” – – knitting what looks and feels comfortable.
Color and touch – again comes into play with the hairpin lace items. I taught myself how to do the strips – – and got help with learning how to put them together. Color and touch keep it interesting for me – even after 49 years!! The color catches your eye, but the touch is what seals the deal.