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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

FREEFORM FREEDOM!

I am NOT a free-spirit kind of lady (although I wish I were!), but I am definitely a freeform creative type.  For anyone who knows the MBTI, you may be surprised to know that I am an ISFJ (just reconfirmed that today right here!) and have been for a long time.  They say that personality type is fairly stable, as it seems to be with me, so it is often surprising to others who know me that I am an introvert by preference.   And the J part (judging in this sense = orderly, organized, structured) doesn't seem to fit with my great desire to push the limits of my creativity and do things that are clearly outside the box.

Funky Freeform Crochet Capelet

And so it is that I am enthralled with freeform in just about anything.  If I were to do my house all over again, it would be contemporary with a variety of freeform accessories.  My husband - one of the most conservative guys I know,  creates the most amazing pottery, much of it in freeform design.  Odd, isn't it?

Maybe it's because I spent all of my formative years in a highly structured environment and most of my adult life doing the right things.  Now I want to experience freedom in many aspects of my life, so the most practical way to do that is by designing freeform knit and crochet.

Funky Freeform Crochet Capelet - Back

Here is the latest design - a lightweight, entirely freeform crochet mini-wrap, shawl, capelet - not really sure exactly WHAT it is!  But here are some photos - you can decide if it works or not.

Funky Freeform Crochet Capelet
It's a hand-painted sock yarn called INCA Sportlace from Turkey, purchased at Tuesday Morning. BTW, TM periodically has some super yarns, usually high-end and discontinued. It proved to be perfect for this creation in a wool blend.

5 comments:

softearthart said...

Hi, It certainly is very creative and free flowing, just like it creator I am sure, cheers from New Zealand Marie

Little T said...

It is very interesting how we push the Idea of who we are and sneak in new Ideas.

Margaret at Heritage Yarns said...

Really nice! Love your blog too!

Margaret at Heritage Yarns said...

I had to post again to let you know that I took the personality test and I am also an ISFJ! We're in good company. (:

FELT 4U said...

Fascinating. I discovered that I am an ENTJ. Need lots of space to work, leave a huge mess and then go on a big very organized clean up. It must be very hard for my partner to put up with me. Love your cape.

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