One Great Knitter
Write about a knitter whose work (whether because of project choice, photography, styling, scale of projects, stash, etc) you enjoy. If they have an enjoyable blog, you might find it a good opportunity to send a smile their way.
Lordy, I know which designer I am NOT going to mention here, although I suspect many others will! Nearly caused an uproar on Ravelry when I dared say I found her irritating, smug, and her designs overpriced and twee, and utterly overhyped. Rather sad - and indicative of the pack mentality - that people messaged me to say they agreed but didn't dare say so in the threads because of the vicious backlash. Good heavens, it's a free country, something is wrong if people can only be lovey dovey without fear of recrimination.
Anyway, I digress.
I lost all my bloglist etc when my laptop crashed, so can't even check through that for inspiration.
Designers I like are Kim Hargreaves (despite the repetition and minimal tweaking of a lot of her petterns, I love the styling in her books, the Yorkshire link is always going to be abonus in my head, and I love the riding jacket, tousled hair, froufrou skirts style, perfic!
For similar reasons I also love Louisa Harding, romantic, slightly froufrou, loadsa cardis (I love my cardis!), lovely. Stick thin models are a down side but never mind.
And Norah Gaughan, although I personally don't rave over all her designs, I do love the mathematical element to many of them, and the fact that most of her designs are instantly recognisable as such.
Links to blogs? Nah, not my thing (and I don't know if any of those designers have blogs, I have never checked - but please do have a nosy at their designs if you are not already familiar with them).
I have piccies to upload, but for some reason blogger is playing up and gives me a choice of loading a photo from my blog (er, doesn't that defeat the object somewhat?). Weird, if it resolves itself later today I will add some colour to these words.
Time to slap some makeup on and head to the gym, week 2 of Couch Potato to 5k ... wish me well.