Blog Hop :: Creativity
Last week Hege from Cloudberry invited me to join a blog hop and answer some questions about creativity. So here it goes...
1. What have been the doings/makings/scribblings at your desk/making table this week?
My desk has been a landing place for various projects to be tagged or gifted. I've done some super secret knitting plus I have some note cards to write out in the next few weeks. Soon I'll be balling up another skein of yarn for another project but I'd like to finish the three projects I have currently on the needles: a sock, a shawl and a blanket all on my Ravelry page.
Last year I carved a bit of space for myself in the guest bedroom, I love the lighting and the coziness of that little corner.
2. Where are you currently finding your inspiration?
I find inspiration on many other blogs that I visit daily. On my walks I'll see golden flowers against a dark brown trunk and think that would be a lovely sweater color combination. So nature is definitely a place where I tuck away ideas. Ravelry is my rabbit hole for losing time and myself amid the sea of patterns.
I tend to buy yarn without knowing what it will become. Rarely do I buy a pattern first then shop for yarn. Since Thanksgiving, I've been knitting from the stash. I was collecting a wee bit too much :)
3. How important is being creative to you and how do you blend this with your work-life-family balance?
Lucky for me, my children are adults and I have more time to dedicate to my knitting. When they were small I would race around the house and try to get my chores done before lunch so that the afternoon was knitting time while they played quietly by themselves. For the past few years, I've dedicated my early mornings to journaling and writing which has expanded my creativity. I love that time of the day at most.
My two nominated bloggers are Tracey at Clover and Steph at Woolythyme. I'd love to know about your creativity :)