Dear Prudence Mapstone,
I don’t know who you are, but you are a huge inspiration. I hope I can drive some traffic to your sites.
I’ve been making freeform afghans that are simply concentric circles. I like it because all I care about is working with lots of color and I love to change my yarn frequently, so when I googled “freeform crochet” this morning, and found this, I was so delighted. Wow! Does this open up lots of possiblities.
My latest theory:
there are 2 kinds of crocheters/knitters:
those who follow patterns
those who hate patterns and just love to paint with yarn, to be spontaneous and impulsive. We admire the pattern people. We are in awe of those of you who can read patterns so well; we just are not cut out for it.
Notice how Prudence uses very tight color palettes. There is a strong color point-of-view here. That’s a great way to set a parameter and not be overwhelmed by all the choices you have when you look through your yarns.
Order Prudence’s amazing books & pdf’s here.
Tomorrow: More Freeform Crochet