As mentioned the other week, I’ve had a rather difficult time lately starting new things without finishing the old. I find it nearly impossible to cast on for something new until the current project is off the needles which is neither efficient or productive. I read recentlyon OliveBites blog that if you’re having problems starting (or finishing) a baby (in this case my work) then perhaps you should start (or finish) something else entirely. So that’s what this blog post is meant to be, a beginning and ending of something new and different and creatively energizing.
Writing has always been a creative medium for me. I can’t draw very well, but words come more easily. I debated writing this down with a pencil and paper because it physically “feels” better but I type faster than I write, and I think much much faster than I type, so this is it.
I’ve got a few different single skeins of yarn that I have been wanting to work with for months and I know sort-of what they want to be but the finalized idea is elusive. This skein wants to be a hat. A planty, flowery, delicate, urban-chic slouch.
This skein wants to be a rugged, rural, mountain-home but urban-functional pair of fingerless mitts or wrist warmers. It wants solid texture, something stand-out-ish.
If I were to try to draw these ideas they would never materialize, I know, in words and ideas, what the skeins want to be, what I want to create, but drawing them out is, well, out.
And so, I apologize for the stream of conscious, hopefully it will help me to open the doors of creativity and perhaps startitis but if not, now you know at least a little more of what happens in my brain on a moment-by-moment basis (which I hope doesn’t scare you away!).