Tag: Knitting

  • Broke down, bought yarn, have to knit

    Broke down, bought yarn, have to knit

    I sent out the letter for February and the moment my sister read it she sent me an email, “buy the yarn”, was all she said. That is how I found myself selecting a pattern and chatting with the lady in the local yarn store.  Our little town called Fish Hoek, has a neighbourhood mall,…

  • Why do people stare when I knit in public?

    Why do people stare when I knit in public?

    “It is creative apperception more than anything else that makes the individual feel that life is worth living.”   -D.W. Winnicott, psychoanalyst, pediatrician and creativity expert Some people might think it is a bit strange to have packed knitting needles on a year-long trip away from home. I have to admit, this even gave me…

  • Do you enjoy these creative practices?

    I am wondering what specific activities people consider creative? Where are the areas of focus? Is there a cluster of common practices or is it quite individual? Question #3 from my survey; this one is super interesting. When I put up the multiple choice answers, I focused on the things I was most interested in at the…

  • How important is creativity in your life?

    Wow! 14 people have completed my survey – What does creativity mean to you? That is awesome, thank-you. If you have not taken the opportunity yet, please add your voice to the conversation! I am learning so much about what the creative experience feels like on a personal level. When I was thinking of the questions for…

  • Do you think of yourself as a creative person?

    Do you think of yourself as a creative person?

    I’m curious. When someone says they self-identify as being creative, what do they mean? I think of myself as a creative person, I would use that label, or agree with it if someone asked me. I create all kinds of things and have creative thoughts. But, I was speaking with someone who I think is…

  • Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy

    Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy

    “SABLE- A common knitting acronym that stands for Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.” ― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much I recently read an article which gave advice about “how to get your yarn stash under control”. The information, in step by step order, was perfectly reasonable.  But when…

  • Crazy expensive but super fun yarn

    Crazy expensive but super fun yarn

    A couple of times, I have made the pilgrimage to Purl Soho in New York City. What tends to happen in a case like this is I find myself buying a project. Who knows when I’ll make it back to this amazing yarn store? Will I ever find this yarn again? And so on, goes…

  • Wash up with style

    Wash up with style

    This project is a win-win-win. It looks really nice when finished, it is super practical and the pattern could not be easier to complete. Knit every row, otherwise known as garter stitch. Gives the nice bulky ridges, perfect for the task of washing and wiping up.   I like to have a reason to look…