Wednesday, April 25, 2012

3KCBWDAY3 : Be My Hero

Blog about someone in the fibre crafts who truly inspires you. There are not too many guidelines for this, it's really about introducing your readers to someone who they might not know who is an inspiration to you. It might be a family member or friend, a specific designer or writer, indie dyer or another blogger. If you are writing about a knitting designer and you have knitted some of their designs, don't forget to show them off. Remember to get permission from the owner if you wish to use another person's pictures.

If I had any sense, I would have planned these posts out way in advance so that my overworked little brain could take a break, instead of trying to be witty and creative when it's running on empty. Okay, I'm not particularly witty or creative whenever I'm not exhausted, but that's beside the point.

My first thought when I read this post was the Knitmore Girls. Dedicated, generous, adventurous, and amazingly entertaining, their podcast was what really motivated me to go beyond the realm of garter stitch scarves and the occasional amigurumi. Thanks to them, I:

Tackled my citron.

Mastered entrelac
 entrelac scarf

Crossed a few cables

And was introduced to the wonderful world of Rebecca Danger and Rachael Herron, and countless other amazing things.

But as heroic as Gigi and Jasmin are, they are  by no means my only knitting heroes. One of the reasons I'm friend happy on Ravelry is because I love trolling through the friend activity tab. Absolutely fabulous inspiration there! I'm always so excited to see the various knitting adventures people are going through, and frequently find myself planning my own expeditions. Some of my recent obsessions?

To sum up: I find my heroes everywhere. Even the newest, most inexperienced knitter (crocheter, dyer, etc.) has something fabulous to add. You never know who you'll inspire!