There is usually a back story to my designs. In the case of Rock the Pompom, it was kismet. It happened while I was at VKLive in New York City in January.
As I cruised around the marketplace on the first day, I happened upon a skein of Hedgehog Fibres Aran that really caught my eye. It was completely outside my “color box”. I didn’t buy it right away because I wasn’t sure what I would do with it. (Just to be clear, I don’t often show that kind of restraint in a marketplace full of yarny goodness.)
Somewhere along the way I saw an awesome pompom ~ again, completely outside my “color box”. Again, I didn’t buy it right away. After all, this was the first day of the marketplace and I needed to pace myself.
Later on I had an epiphany ~ it could have happened in the shower or come to me in a dream. These colors matched a new winter coat I had bought for an upcoming trip to Iceland. I could knit a hat and top it with the pompom.
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