This year, the post inspiration is Houses. No, not the kind you live in--more like the kind in Harry Potter, in which a group of people is divided based on personality type. Eskimimi describes the houses here, so I won't go into it.
Can you guess which house I'm in?
The House of Peacock: Peacocks take something good and make it brilliant. Buttons, embellishments and a bit of sparkle prove that perfection lies in the details – like a Peacock's Tail.
I picked this house because as much as I enjoy learning new things, I have trouble following other people's instructions. I don't think I've ever followed a pattern as written (well, maybe once); I have to change it up. That's why I usually knit from my head. I want to make it my way (perhaps there should be a house for bull-headedness?).
I'm kind of combining the prompts for the first and second days here. The prompt for the second day (The first being to choose your house) is to find a pattern, project, or technique that represents that house.
Since I'm a designer, I picked one of my designs, since the description of the peacock above kind of embodies that design spirit.
I became hooked on entrelac a few years ago after making myself a scarf. I never liked the way the edges looked, however, so when I designed this cowl I added a garter stitch border to it. I also love buttons and have a lot of odd-ball buttons. The button holes are different sizes to accommodate an accent button at the top of the cowl. (FYI, the pattern will be available soon, probably late this week or early next.)
Do you have a house?