While I was working on the book, I was only knitting (and doing some little crafty things with the girl, but nothing too planned).
Now that I’ve been done with the book for almost a month, I’m still mostly just knitting.
This tells me that I made a savvy career move and actually do like to knit, not just when someone is paying me.
But this blog has craft in the title, and I do like doing other things aside from knitting.
I’m starting to feel like it’s time to do them again.
I want to unearth my sewing machine and take it for a spin.
I want to finally learn how to use my serger.
I want to stop pinning and start doing.
I want to practice my crochet, finish that quit top I started more than a decade ago, and all in all just feel and be more creative.
I want to be open to whimsy, to make what I want because I feel like it, not because I have a deadline or need to put up a blog post.
My book was all about color knitting, so it’s kind of funny that that first non-knitting craft-like thing I did once the book was done was to paint something in the colors of the rainbow (except purple, though I’m not sure it’s finished yet).
Husband loves gin and tonics, and buys tonic by the case from Amazon. The cases are really well packed, often in a box within a box that’s padded with more thick pieces of cardboard.
All through the end of the book those cardboard pieces were calling my name.
Then blue dots (Q-tip).
Totally simple stuff.
But it’s pretty, and I like it.
And it’s a step in the right direction, which I sorely needed.
What have you been making? What would you like to be making? I’d love to hear about it!