3KCBWDAY3 – Your Knitting Or Crochet 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.
The people that keep me most engaged and enthusiastic about knitting (and the occasional dabble with crochet) are other bloggers, so in a way this is a nod to all of the knitting and crocheting bloggers out there, especially those that are taking the time to take part in and enjoy this event. any time I am feeling a bit blue I have a read of a couple of knitting or crochet blogs, and even when I am not feeling very creative myself, I can live my creative life vicariously through them.
But I suppose it is a bit of a cop-out to say ‘all bloggers’, and with so many of my favourite blogs having been stopped over the past year (Mooncalf, Mags and many others) and a couple of years ago my favourite blog of all time, that of the lovely Smashing Puffin, who I just want to cuddle endlessly, I am going to go and publicly call out the wonderful JenACKnitwear as one of my knitting heroes. She is a multi-talented, super fantastic amazing person of the highest degree. Writer, designer, creator, all-around wonderful perfect bundle of loveliness, and most importantly, a friend.
I don’t have any pictures of Jen’s work to share as she didn’t know I was going to write this, so I haven’t asked for permission to use her images, but that doesn’t matter – go and click that link above and it will take you to her blog, and you can see for yourself.
In a completely different way, I am also in awe of another one of my knitting heroes – Kaffe Fassett. Google Kaffe Fassett via the image search and your screen will suddenly be ablaze with colour.
Looking through Kaffe Fassett’s designs on Ravelry, I think it is safe to say there are a fair few that I wouldn’t wear (though he has been designing for many years, so some of the garments are simply outdated, fashionable at the time), but his use of colour and motif are awe-inspiring, and I can enjoy that sense of colour in another way thanks to his yarns. Working with Rowan and Regia, Kaffe has, in the past, produced lines of yarn that allow us all to enjoy a bit of his world of colour, such as this 4-ply sock yarn in the colourway Landscape (fire).
I have knit and crocheted with Kaffe Fassett yarns a few times now. Skeins of yarn that take you on a journey through a whirlwind of colour. Some combinations are muted with highlights of rich jewel tones, and others are like a troupe of clowns on a carousel.
Kaffe Fassett is a knitting hero of mine because how could you ever feel down for too long when you have something as happy as this on your feet? Thanks, Kaffe.
To read all about other peoples’ knitting heroes from those taking part in Knitting and crochet blog week, simply perform a Google search for the tag 3KCBWDAY3, or click here