Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my blog post on creativity I enjoyed reading all of your experiences with fostering creativity in your daily lives. Don't you wish we could all get together, sit and create? That would be neat.
Today's post is feathering out that creative post. Adding more details and exploring what inspires me.
As a knitter, I have been the kind of person who buys yarns because I like them. I consider them my 'palette' to choose from when I am making new projects. I rarely buy a pattern then seek a yarn, it happens but not very often.
I tend to enter a yarn store and see what strikes my fancy. I love fingering weight wool and lately I've been stocking up on DK wool I tend to pick indie dyers or locally sourced wool when I'm on vacation. I go in spurts when I purchase yarn - definitely more so in the fall and winter because those are the seasons for wool wearing.
I have at my fingertips many choices to create, I'm grateful.
I've learned that even though bright bold colorful wools are nice, the neutrals are just as nice and tend to be timeless when lingering in the yarn stash.
When I'm walking outside, I'll see bright orange leaves or winter wheat silhouetted against white snow. The colors in nature lead me to think about knitting projects. I'm hoping walking outside will carry over to sketching and more art skills too.
|yes, it's another hat|
Are you on instagram? If not, you should be - that is a great place to be inspired. I follow knitters and other creative people. Oh the photos, the ideas, the beauty of a snapped moment of a camera. All at my fingertips.
|a finished hat!|
What inspires you?