your ideas from? I am not going to attempt to answer that question from the writer's point of view but, unfortunately for my pocket money, someone came along to our knitters' group yesterday with - some books for sale.
Now, let's be reasonable. I do not need knitting books. I do not use knitting patterns. I design my own. This has more to do with necessity than anything else. Most of my knitting is done with yarn given to me by nice people who know I knit and believe that I need yarn...mostly yarn they have decided they do not need or because a relative has headed for a nursing home and left behind a little stash or...well something.
I am a yarn snob. I refuse to knit cheap acrylic. I would rather not knit than knit cheap acrylic.
I did look at the books yesterday because I am the librarian. Was there anything there the library needed? We still have a little money left. I discussed options with the President and we invested in one book for the library.
There was also a "bargain box" however and I could not resist a poke around in that...which is where I came across a knitting magazine. It was labelled $4. The newsagent recently had a copy of the same magazine for $17.95. (He knows how to charge, especially for the imported magazines.) My paw went out, hesitated and then closed over it. I had peeked insided it at the newsagent and there is one small graph in there that I rather like.
Now, I do not like the garment in question but I do like the graph. When I saw it I thought, "I could do something with that." Now I can do something with it. When I have done something with it someone is going to ask, "Where did you get the pattern?" and I will have to explain. No doubt they will, as they often do, look slightly bemused. Why would you bother? I can see them thinking that. Ideas however are like that. You have to bother about them.