My Happy Place


Creative ideas are swimming in my head right now.  Some ideas about writing and expressing myself and maybe stretching my sentence muscles.  I'm excited!  As most of you are creative people, you get what I'm saying.  We creatives, well we create.  I might be first and foremost a knitter but I am creative and I dabble in art (minimally but still....) and I love the written word.  I love picking up a novel and the excitement of not knowing where the story will take me or how I will feel about the story.

Sometimes I believe I have a story or two I could write.  Just for me.  That is what I love about these creative ideas of mine, they are mine and mine alone.  I don't have to share them with others or have them critiqued by others unless I want that.

Knitting has always been for me my first love.  I enjoy picking up yarn, picking a pattern and casting on.  I rarely follow the yarn suggestions and I usually change something in the pattern.  That is my creative license, my personal touch in my craft.


Knitting modifications can come from necessity, like when you are running out of yarn and know you cannot get more (or you refuse to get more).  Sometimes you see a bobble and just cringe, so you skip that bobble and save a ton of yardage!

I've been resting my hand and wrist and I'm excited to report that it's 90% better.  I am going to baby my hand for quite some time, probably until I see the doctor at the beginning of July, that just makes sense to me.  I wear my splint religiously and do some simple range of motion exercises.  I don't wear the splint while eating or cooking or sometimes I just want a breather. I believe the splint is helping :)


I've dabbled in some knitting (with the splint) and when I do, oh my goodness, I'm in my happy place.  Who wouldn't be if that is what spins their world.?

Anyways, since the knitting has been scaled down, my creative thoughts and pursuits are bursting and bubbling out in other places.  I'm caught up in snippets of memories and then twists on memories.  I've been recalling the significant people who helped shaped me into who I am.


Lately I've kept a running tab of these ideas, in a notebook and I get giddy just imagining where they will lead.  The mystery in creative pursuits leaves me spellbound.  Even though the knitting has been minimal, that creative urge is spilling into other areas,  I like that and I'm thankful for the diversion while I heal.


 

Comments

  1. I've been thinking of your scaled-down knitting as a kind of loss, but you paint a different picture with your words. I am so glad your creativity is coming to the forefront and you are finding other ways to express it while you rest your wrist!

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  2. I'm so glad you are doing better. And from experience, I know that the more you take care of things, the better the overall result will be.

    And what fun to have so many fun things in your head!

    The flower and the pup pictures are really the best, though. :-)

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  3. I'm so happy that you're recovering well -- and that you are going to continue to be careful.
    I love knitting, but writing was my first creative pursuit and will always be important to me.

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  4. So glad you're feeling better-it's wise to take things slow and allow you body time to heal. I enjoy knitting and so many other creative pursuits that I have a difficult time understanding people who complain of boredom. Have a great weekend!

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  5. I love this post, and I love how you have expressed here how you are changing and growing. I think that is one of the joys of life, how we continually change and become more or less of one thing or another. I can relate to your idea of keeping your creative ideas to yourself... maybe we don't need our thoughts critiqued by the world, just treasure and keep them for ourselves.

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  6. Glorious post, Karen! Bravo for healing, and being open to creative outlets everywhere!

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  7. I envy you creative people. I love to create but it must be according to a pattern, recipe, or some direction... ;)
    Hope you will share some of your creative writings!

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  8. I am glad you are on the path of healing! Creativity is a great remedy. Wish you a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

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  9. You paint such a lovely picture so I am not surprised that you have taken to writing, I hope one day that you will share some of it with us. Take care.

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  10. I love how sometimes a break from what we love doing can fuel our creativity. Well penned Karen :)

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  11. I'm happy to hear that you're feeling better. Thanks for sharing your positive attitude. Continue to take good care of yourself.

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  12. awww, Im so glad you are healing. I too feel our creativity overflows at times to other great things besides knitting. YOu will be back in the needles again soon!

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  13. Oh yes! I love your line about creative ideas being yours alone. We creative types do create, we must, but that can be in so many different ways. I've been able to knit a bit more than the last few months have allowed and I totally understand your reticence to move on without the doctors ok. One thing is certain, I SO enjoyed seeing Frodo at the top of your post.

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  14. I love this post!!! I am smiling big right now Karen. So happy to hear about all your creative energy, and I can't wait to see where it leads.

    Happy weekend!

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  15. Okay, so first of all...HELLO FRODO! : ) He is such a handsome guy!
    Karen, I love your ability to take lemons and turn them into lemonade. I hope we get to read some of your writing some day! I like to write as well, although art is my first love. I do sometimes wish I had gone into children's book publishing because well, when I am around books I am in a very happy place!

    Have a great weekend! xx

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  16. I'm so happy that you're finding other creative outlets Karen, and honestly, sometimes we all need a break from doing what we've done for a while so we can explore other things. I find drawing to be that for me, as well as photography. I'm so excited for you and give that Frodo a big hug :)

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  17. I am glad that your wrist is so much better! I hope that you can now work on your creative ideas! Good idea to write them down rather than trying to remember them all!

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  18. Being creative can open a whole world of possibilities, yeah? Glad you're taking care of yourself and have sunshine around you.

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  19. A wonderful post! I am so happy to hear that you are good with the fact that you can't knit as much as you used to but that you have found other outlets which make you happy ;)

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  20. Your creativity is bubbling and that is fabulous, Karen! It can take you anywhere you want. I feel your excitement and I love it! Pleased you are feeling better xx

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  21. Knitting is definitely my creative outlet, everything about it just makes me so joyful. But I do envy people who have many creative outlets and ways to express themselves. Glad you're starting to feel better!

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