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.
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.
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.
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.