What inspires you?
What gets your creative juices flowing?
When life gets busy and you get tired what gets you going again?
There are times your brain and your heart say knit, weave, draw, but your body goes , you have got to be kidding! There aren’t enough hours in the day or energy bolts to move you in those directions. But others times, with the same amount of life happening, you easily knit for hours. What are the differences and how do you get back to that place?
I so wish I had the answers for that. But sitting here on an airplane about to land I do have a thought. I just finished a delightful book mixing knitting, yarn, magic and love and I noticed I wanted to knit and weave again. The book reminded me how I feel when I am creative. I feel balanced and at peace with the world, more patient and loving. Now if I could just bottle that feeling. Sigh.
Surely there are other ways. I have a few knitting mags, Interweave Knits my current favorite, and knitting/weaving catalogs with yarns and patterns, like the ones from the Yarn Barn in Lawrence Kansas, that inspire me. So many pretty colors and projects. There are quite a few novels involving knitting that can do the trick.
I have gone to a weekend knitting retreat with my sister. That was so much fun. It included classes and you got to meet some wonderful people and learn from a other knitters and see their wonderful projects. That was definitely inspiring. I imagine a knitting group would do the same. I haven’t tried that one but it sounds like fun! I am going to Yarn Fest in Colorado this year and can’t wait. Lots of vendors and I have signed up for 3 classes. And the best part is staying with my son, Zach and Melissa. Definitely taking a large suitcase to bring back yarn. 🙂
What inspires you?
Until next time..Happy knitting and weaving – Caroline