Thursday, January 28, 2010

My creative space

It's back! I really enjoy this part of the blogging week. It reminds me to continue creating, when in the past, I'd put something aside and suddenly months had gone by without doing anything! I'm looking forward to discovering where creativity takes me and everyone else who participates this year.

My physical creative space is much tidier and more organised than usual, which is a lovely way to start the year. It still needs a dramatic makeover, but it's tidy enough now that I can see where I can make improvements! It also contains some magnificent giant lilies, which smell lovely and brighten things up enormously. They probably only have a couple more days in them, but they've been wonderful while they've lasted!
My mental creative space is also enjoying the space of a whole year ahead, and is brimming with ideas and enthusiasm! I'm spending most of my available creative time working on my first-ever lace knitting project: this lovely Lily of the Valley scarf from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush. It's a slow process, two steps forward and one step back, but I'm getting better at undoing lace, and I am actually making progress, just s-l-o-w-l-y!
I'm very much enjoying the process though. Mastering a new skill and working with some beautiful yarn (Jade Sapphire silk/cashmere - oh, so soft!) is very satisfying. And because there's a whole new year ahead of me, I feel like I have time to enjoy it!

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15 comments:

Kirsty said...

It's going to be beautiful.

Kate said...

Wow, knitted lace, how divine! Is the pattern you are following written or in a grid? I am really looking forward to watching this one progress.

beck said...

Yay for organised space! Your scarf looks so pretty & delicate and I'm super impressed with the whole concept of knitted lace, it looks so gorgeous xo

Kylie said...

Oh I love it! Looks just fabulous and I'm sooo with you on the step back/forward process... Character building :) Have fun finishing it. K

Little Eve said...

Looks like you're off to a good start. Beautiful lillies .. they always make me smile.

Posie Patchwork said...

Very pretty & clever. Also ace to start the year with a tidy creative space, love Posie

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

I can’t imagine who frustrating and time consuming a project like that must be. BUT oh so worth it, it’s beautiful already.

Vic said...

So pretty!

Tania said...

OOOOOOOHHHH! Now that scarf is my cup of tea. Lacework is calling to me. I tried to stave things off with crocheted jug covers but it's a voice that just keeps getting louder...

yardage girl said...

Wow - I'm very impressed with your skills. Love the design and the colour - I will have to try something like that one day. Nic

Anna Bartlett said...

Wow! You must be SOOOO patient!

june at noon said...

The lily is beautiful. I'm allergic to them so can't keep them around. Sad. So I'll enjoy yours through the computer screen instead.

That lace looks like a great challenge, and so beautiful. Add that to my list of things to try someday.

Gingini said...

Very, very pretty! And a soft yarn works so nice. :)

redorgrayart said...

hello..your space here is vibrant, the bloom is full of life and lace knitting is truly a work of art...i relish how the bloom and yarn complement..

Monika said...

Oh I've knit that scarf too. I loved it, and regretted having only one skein of the yarn I used. It looks really nice after blocking.