For the most part I prefer freestyle knitting, or making things up as I go along. But if I had to choose 10 patterns to knit again and again (or at least use as a basis for many different designs incorporating those patterns), these would be them. Since I don't usually follow patterns, the last 4 are some of my favorite that I haven't actually tried yet but can tell just by looking at them that I'd enjoy knitting them over and over again.
I haven't been able to do arts & crafts for a couple weeks but I just got back into the swing of things this week. Here's what we've been up to:
The Giant's been doing a drawing a day. Here's one of them from this week:
Yesterday the prompt I gave Bugsy and Kit was "shapes." It's part of a 2 part project I'm doing. I pulled out a bunch of my old artwork and let them look through it all for inspiration. Then I gave them some markers. Kit even brought out some block shapes to work with and Mother peeked in to offer some design ideas. Their designs will be shown after we finish with part II!
Going through my old artwork today, I found this old short story I made when I was 12, for an assignment in 7th grade. The names stood out to me immediately: Narya Nyra (a variation of Nira) Saylee Seldin Goldor Vrella Not that I particularly like all of these now, but it was interesting to see what was going through my brain at the time. Vrella and Goldor are pretty striking (if I may say so myself.)