Creative Every Day - May 2nd
I trusted my intuition today and it lead me to a blog that has not only inspired me to start re-opening my passion for a lot of different crafts, but has inspired me to knit again.
A hobby of mine I have tried of and on since I was fourteen.
Today I trusted my heart and my mind. I let the yarn come to me, speak to me. Of course I could not resist to begin with my favourite colour- purple. So I got two types of yarn. One a soft 8ply wool, and the other a softer, fluffy wool. I decided to start with the 8ply first and see what comes of it.
The best part of the experience of knitting again was that I had to learn to cast on myself, as any other time I have always asked my Nanna Margaret or Mum to cast on and get me started. I did use some visual tutorials online, but none were working, until I found this one:
I watched the video a few times and would you believe it the only part I took in was the loop. The rest I had to work out for myself. After several failed attempts, I discovered I wasn't leaving enough room for tension, and was wrapping the wool around my fingers wrong. So I worked at it [despite my young cat wanting to play with it] and managed to be fairly productive in working on the scarf I am making for my partner.
So in light of my new creation. I decided to write a little creative poem to match.
Walking along the shelves
I see the diverse colours of inspiration
Calling out to me, beckoning me
Too many choices to taste
I lick my lips, running fingers along them
Each texture makes my heart leap
Onto the next line of needles
I pick my arsenal, exploding with joy
If I had an endless bag to carry
I would fill it with balls of passion
Casting each row in the delights of lust
This experience that warms my soul
Btw sorry for the shitty picture. I will take a better one during the day. I followed my intuition to write this journal entry though.