Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A smidge of knitting, a dash of Italy and a truckload of photos.

Little Boozle 2011

I follow instructions.
Recipes, sewing patterns, knitting instructions;
heck, even for Ikea cupboards...
I work better given formulas and specific amounts.
"Winging it" or "making it up as I go along" in not really in my nature.

I am not sure if this is because I studied the science subjects at school
or why I studied science at school.
But I suspect the need for structure came with my personality.

Little Boozle 2011

(I do remember, however, having to make it up as I went along in Italy
when, as navigator to hubby's chauffeur, 
I was presented with the dilemma of a red light with a "green straight ahead" arrow
right next to it.
I can't remember what we did at the time
but my memory of driving in Italy is that you drive how you want but with excessive confidence
and she'll be right, mate)

Little Boozle 2011

As a creative person,
I am frustrated by my inability to fulfill that part of the creative process.

It isn't that I don't want break out and rebel.
Heck, I have even ditched a couple of sewing pattern instructions recently,
thinking that I could do it a bit better.

And I can boil an egg without a recipe. Promise.

But me making things up would appear to be a (wait for it) recipe for disaster
(Oh, c'mon- you just can't beat a good pun)

Little Boozle 2011

It is just the way my brain works.
But I really do envy those people with the confidence and the talent
to create patterns and make up recipes.

But I guess they need customers, don't they?

Squishy Love- Amanda Keeys
modified (yes, modified) by the highly technical method
of using bulkier wool and bigger needles.


Sarah said...

Stunning shrug, and what an elegant neck you have. This post made me smile, firstly because it brought back memories of driving in Italy (my take on it was that you could do what you wanted as long as you negotiated it with the other driver first - with eye contact, hand gestures, etc) and secondly because I am opposite to you. I am compelled to wing it in the kitchen and I get frustrated with manuals and instructions - with the exception of knitting patterns!

Karen said...

Whatever extensive modifications you made here it looks great! Love, love, love the colour Tas.
I am totally with you - an instruction follower. I said once there are 'makers' and 'creators' - I'm a maker - can make most things given good instructions but as for going it alone - pffft - forget it.
PS - interestingly I was a science student too.....

Posie Patchwork said...

As a fellow scientist, i find maths & spatial abilities are the basis of most of my design work. Have to say, studying 8 units of maths & science at school should have been spent in the sewing room as that is what i love, just didn't know it back then + the sewing teachers were the most awful spinsters, they'd put you off everytime. Love Posie

Peta said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Love it Tas, the colour is stunning it looks divine.

Tania said...

The shrug is fabulous and you are so selling yourself short. Dare you. Come on, I double dare you to have a go at a knitted pattern.

Yep. Blooming brilliant idea.