Before I start rambling, can I just say a huge big cheery THANK YOU for all your wonderful comments about my recent coat make over. It's always such a joy to share my creative adventures with you, thank you very much.
I wanted to write a little bit more about my Little Coat Squares, to share a few thoughts about finding inspiration. The image above belongs to Kirsten who writes the most wonderful blog called Cozy Things, do you know it? This lady is an incredible designer maker, working her magic with knitting, quilting and crochet. I adore her style and often feel very inspired by her makes (I have a patchwork quilt in me, I do, I do!) The above jacket was the direct inspiration behind my own Little Coat Squares, in particular the idea to run them around the cuffs.
It turns out that Kirsten was inspired by a jacket design she found on Ravelry. This is it in the above picture, the one that set Kirsten on her own jacket-making journey. It was made and designed for a Norwegian magazine by a supremely talented lady called Sidsel J. Hoivik.
Sidsel's designs (both knit and crochet) are amazing. They are colourful and vibrant, playful and beautiful.
As I really wished to write up a tutorial for making my Little Coat Squares, I thought I should ask for Sidsel's permission to do so. Which I'm happy to say she gave me with her blessing. Thank you Sidsel! You can read more about this wonderful designer (in English) here. And see more of her designs on her Facebook page here.
I've just finished writing up my pattern, it's over in the usual place in my left hand sidebar, called Little Coat Squares.
I'm sure there's more I wanted to say about sharing and inspiring, about creating patterns and crediting designers. About originality and respect. But do you know what? The words have vanished. Sorry 'bout that. Enjoy the pattern if you give it a go, it's pretty cute.