Happy Monday! As you may know my usual postings happen on Sundays, but thanks to a lovely request from Erin I am participating in a blog hop. Erin is someone that I feel lucky to call a friend. Her numerous talents are endless and the quickness with which she knits has become something of a running commentary between us. Thank you for passing the baton to me Erin!
Here we go...
What am I working on?
Better question, what am I not working on. As you can see from just one of my WIP baskets I have many projects to choose from. My main focus in the crafting arena is knitting. There are times when I dabble in a bit of cross stitching, but it is really a dabble because my attention quickly turns back to knitting. Right now I am finishing up a couple of test knits, working on tackling my many WIPs, and trying not to cast on anything else. One thing I am very excited about that is in the works is my first ever cardigan.
How does me work differ from other's in it's genre?
Tough question. For me my "work" doesn't differ. I enjoy being the recipient of other's work whether it be design or yarn. There are too many brilliant people out there creating amazing patterns. I am more than happy just to knit them.
Why do I write/create what I do?
Since I was wee I have loved writing. Despite sometimes having grammatical errors and spelling, I still enjoy it. To be able to express the love affair I have with yarn and all that it entails is a luxury. Mainly I write as a form of connection with others. Blogging in my view has taken my passion for knitting to another level. I can ask questions, chat about patterns, and get to know others that I would not otherwise be able to due to geographical separations. With words I can share my week, celebrate events and form new and buddy friendships.
I create because I can and it is good for me. I feel at a loss if I don't have a creative day. I along with many believe in the true healing powers of crafts. Whether you are a seamstress, cross stitchers, or knitter (including crocheter), is it is hard to be angry when the right side of your brain is busy creating.
How does my creative process work?
I am a note taker. I don't trust in my memory enough to hold on to bits and bobs that I need to remember later. When I visit a blog or see someone's projects I usually take a note. Being inspired by other's projects gets my creative juices flowing. I can see a film in which someone is wearing a lovely handknit and my fingers will get twitchy. For me my creative process leans more towards the visual. After many years on knitting (creating), it doesn't take much to get me going. Not really a process in the normal sense, but it works for me. :)
In the spirit of blog hopping, I need to now turn your attentions to the next recipients. They will be posting next Monday, enjoy.
Jody~ Always a source of inspiration to me via our discussion of new patterns, yarns and general knit chat.
Leigh~ Through her camera lens she can translate her love for creating.
Rebecca~ Has a brilliant way with words and uses them to take you on trips to festivals, quilting and many other crafts.
Have the best day today!