A very clever lady that I met through Ravelry (the creative controller) reminded me that following a calling to a project keeps you creative. I’ve been thinking about that today and it has really struck a chord. I think it is great to have the projects queued, the yarn ready and the patterns printed but part of the rich tapestry of life is following an idea down one of Alice’s rabbit holes and enjoying where you end up, not beating your self up because you haven’t finished something else. I am enjoying a really rich tapestry today as I have cast on another bag to be felted from all that lovely Sean Sheep Classic I bought from Kate. It is lovely because, double stranded, it is knitting up remarkably fast and is surprisingly soft. It is also lovely because I bought 17 balls of it for $8 and I love a bargain. I am hoping for at least two bags from it and maybe even three. I am sort of following the Booga Bag idea but making it quite a bit bigger as I have plenty of yarn to play with. I am forcing myself to use all the colours but only use each colour once. There are 13 colours.
Photos when it is ready for felting and of course, after.
It is great to feel that I can go off down this rabbit hole and yet, still come back to the projects that I am looking forward to doing. Some for me, some just because they should be done and some just because.
I have also decided that I am not going to buy any more yarn until……after I return to work in Mid January. That is over 6 weeks and a good time to just put my head down and enjoy the yarn that I have.