I love to crochet, but only hats. A shawl is a shawl. A Blanket is a blanket. But, a hat is a Hat! When I start a hat, I generally have a picture in my mind, but, as I work I can always say, 'Let's try this... or that." I can experiment with the form.
Form! That comes from my years in Architecture. Form is more important to me than embellishment. I like to experiment with form. Always.
Hats are exciting. Anything else is work.