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 :)


  1. I loved getting a peak into your creative world Karen. I love getting inspiration from nature too, it makes my soul sing.

  2. Loved seeing your creative corner again and hearing how you've carved out time for knitting and for journaling...both great outlets for your creativity. Thanks so much for sharing, Karen. Hugs

  3. I loved reading your thoughts. Seeing how other people create inspires me as well!

  4. It always makes me smile when I see a corner in your house that I could easily mistake for a corner in mine!!!!

  5. I too am a nature lover and I am inspired by the colours of the changing seasons. Have a great week.

  6. Your creative corner would definitely get my creative juices flowing. It is a very pretty spot!

  7. Oh what fun to have a peek into your creative areas. Being extremely nosey but can we see a close up of the pictures you have in your first photo? Love leanne

    1. I will do my best to get a close up in a future blog post :) If I write it down it could happen!!

  8. I buy yarn before I know what to do with it TOo!!

  9. fun to see your creative space Karen.
    And I love your connection to nature. If i miss something here, I often see peeks on Instagram.
    Have a great week, friend!

  10. Lovely to see your space. I often buy yarn before I have a project too :)

  11. Lovely post Karen and I really like your creative space ... it's really you!

  12. How wonderful! What a beautiful and cozy creative space! I loved the way you described your inspirations from nature....the yellow flowers pressed against a brown trunk. Perfect. XO

  13. I love how you describe ravlery as your rabbit hole for losing time...I can well understand, it's one of mine too.

  14. I love the photo of your cozy corner. It looks like a comfortable place to plan and create.

  15. It's lovely to see your creative space, I will visualise you there now ��

  16. I can't buy yarn without knowing what it will become sonI have to start with a pattern.

  17. Love your post!
    I really should knit up moe of my stash too...
    But then there are all those single skeins bought on impuls that I can't find a pattern for ;)


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