Thursday, March 31, 2011
Not organic vs analytic, but both together that makes success!
Even during the organic approach, the instinctive grab for a yarn in a sea of yarn at the store and it calls to us, "I would make a great spring top". Our analytical minds are already at work... which hook would be most appropriate? Does this fiber lend itself to being a more open or more closed stitch pattern? Where would I market such a design?
Our analytical parts work immediately during the organic process as I think things like: "Decreases should go on the WS rows" or "I want an even number of rows between increases", or "Choose a stitch pattern that lends itself to the right closure solution... buttons, ties, zippers, etc" and "Yes, but can I write this pattern in less than 4 pages as the magazine requires?"
Even during our problem-solving analytical beginning based on a buyer's needs, we are organic and evolving. We say to ourselves, "well, clearly, that's not going to work" Rip it Rip it. Or we get 10 rows in and think of a better way to do it, so we start over.
My point, my friends, is that I, nor anyone else, can label YOUR process. (You know which one you identify most closely with!). But to design and write and market a design, BOTH aspects of design have to be present. Crochet designers are SMART and CREATIVE. (Not just one or the other.) I think that would make a great t-shirt.