Last night was one of those times when things turn around on you in a good way. I finished the focals for my Ice Queen and began working on the 'rope', now I had a couple of ideas in my head for how this was going to go. I knew what the base was going to be for the rope, pearls, but wasn't sure which of the two ideas I would use for the second layer.
Well....the first idea didn't work...hated it!
Onto the second idea....hated it more!
Yes, I was muttering curses, a mantra of s***, s***, s***!
I start thinking of options..not a lot if I still want the base I had originally designed....so I think...simple spiral??
Well...maybe....but my focals are spiral...that would be spiral overkill.
And so began the designers mantra of "What if.....?"
What if I blended idea #1 with the simple spiral?
What if I started the next section here rather than there?
What if this strand went there?
What if I went through that bead?
The result? A brand new stitch!!!
YAY!! Snoopy Happy Dance around the room.
Sorry...can't show you yet...and plugging my ears so I can't hear you scream "tease"! Lalalalalalla....no, can't hear you!
All will be revealed soon enough......like when the tutorial is written and in my stores
I have bills to pay after all.
And to top it all, I woke this morning with a variation or two of the new rope that I'm dying to try...I love when a stitch offers lots of variations.
I had taken a break from trying to design new stitches and relaxed with the design and work up of Tornado....obviously it was a good choice. Sometimes you just have to stop trying too hard!