It’s been quite some time since I posted anything on this blog, not because I haven’t been doing anything – there are some exciting things planned for the next few months – but the unimaginable has happened……I’ve lost my blogging mojo.
As a designer I often doubt my work with thoughts of ‘will anyone like this’ or ‘is this any good’ which my lovely Sam finds hugely frustrating and so the thought of posting something here which you’ll find mind numbingly boring or trivial stops me from posting anything at all. BUT this beautiful sunny morning I decided to pop over to a few creative blogs for a little inspiration.
First stop was the lovely Jen Arnall Culliford. I got to know about Jen when my Bleeding Heart Sock design was published in The Knitter and she was the tech editor charged with sorting out my rambling pattern thoughts. Although we exchanged lots of emails and phone calls we didn’t actually meet until Knit Nation last year and I can honestly say she’s one of the happiest (not to mention hard working) people I’ve ever met . I also have to admit to being more than a little jealous of the haul of fruit of veg she’s had from her garden so far this year. I was hoping we’d have a glut of juicy apples from our tree now that we’re finally settled Southerners but the deluge of rain we’ve had this year ( and perhaps lopping off a huge bough) and ‘too little too late’ sunshine has meant there aren’t many apples to be had that are worth eating. Never mind, I’ve got cherry tomatoes and given that I’m trying to lose weight at least I won’t be tempted to make crumble.
Next I popped over to Kyoko Nakayoshi’s blog http://cottonandcloud.com/blog/. I also met Kyoko very briefly at Knit Nation last year and both her blog and website are just like her – pretty, cute and stylish.
Lastly I had to have a quick look ( I’ve got a sock design to finish for Knitting magazine) over at Perri Lewis’ blog http://makeanddowithperri.wordpress.com/. I love the way the Perri posts, punchy, funny and always telling you the latest.
Mmm, I may just have remembered where that darn blogging mojo went…..