So it gets to Thursday and I think to myself, I still have no idea what kind of a week this is going to turn out to be. Creatively it's been a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and not very much of anything at all. I pick something up and I put it down again. Two rows of rib here, a snip of some double sided sticky tape there..
although I have a couple of things on the go. Yesterday I picked up my littlest scissors and cut into some pretty Wilna Furstenberg files, just for the sheer pleasure of trimming paper. I don't have a silhouette, so "print and cut" for me really does mean print and cut. But Wilna makes it easy, so now I have a little stock of embellishments set aside for some new pages.
I trimmed round another bunch of flowers recently, too, to turn a Gossamer Blue Life Pages card into a motif to put on my layout for this month's Inspiration Hop. It's going to go live on Instagram Friday 15th at midnight GMT, that's 4pm PST or 7pm EST.
Let me see, what else? Did I tell you I've discovered a knitting group to go to? Thanks to my blogging friend Helena, who has posted with pleasure about the group she found, I was encouraged to keep on looking here; and I now have an invite for a meet up next week. I'm thinking maybe I should get a move on and finish the plain black socks I'm working on, so I can take something a little more interesting. One pair down:
and one more to go. It's a special order for Uncle Dave, who took several pairs back with him after his Christmas visit, and was offered another two. I'm nearly there. And secretly I'm a little chuffed that there has been a bit of a delay in fulfilling that promise, because I now have labels to wrap my socks in. I found them via Winwick Mum's blog (a must read if you knit socks! or, if you knit at all, have a look at her post on Therapeutic Knitting) here at Buttons: a Blog About Creating
More printing and cutting. Aren't they clever?
And, yes, I've been reading about knitting, too. Here's what I was thinking: I can knit a sock by going round and round on a circular needle until I have a tube. And a tube is basically a sweater, without sleeves. But sleeves are also tubes, and all of that can also be achieved by - yep - knitting round and round on circular needles. So I may be about to go large. But of course you know me well enough by now to recognise that I never start anything without looking at the book first. Top Down Sweaters is written by the same knitter, Ann Budd, who did the very first, basic sock book I ever read Getting Started Knitting Socks. It's a sign. Has to be. I'll let you know what happens next. In the meantime, how about 21 Original Definitions Of Creativity, just in case you need some help getting started on a new project too.