Thursday, July 9, 2009
It’s always a bit of a struggle finding a creative crafty space. Not only are there underlying housework issues, but I’ve already taken the biggest room in the place for the work gig and recently weirdly realised I can’t mix the two – even in a geographical sense. My creative space tends to waft around the house. Recipe for disaster with a nearly two year old fancying herself as a bit of a natural knittery-type.
I have been faffing about with a cone of Habu Silk Stainless Steel yarn for way over a year without rhyme, reason or scrap of vision. My cover story is I’m making a(nother) grey scarf but really it’s just a long-winded swatch. Thank heaven for bamboo needles – without them it would be more enjoyable knitting with a spider web. After frogging no less than ten starts, I have given up on any practical outcome and now while away many a potentially productive crafting hour because I am OBSESSED with the texture. The stainless steel element and its ‘memory’ is intriguing. I’m throwing in an occasional bit of merino 2ply for extra body and swapping between titchy and giant needles which make nice wavy edge bits. But I’m thinking it could be time to step back for a while, when adding SEWING THREAD to the mix for a dash of blink-and-miss colour, has me jumping around exclaiming ‘Oh my giddy Aunt!’ and reaching for the high-powered magnifying glass for the Mr to share the joy.
Find more creative spaces (complete with rhyme and reason) over at Kirsty’s...