While there’s a howling wind outside, I’m in my happy place (my workroom), preparing yet another “Treasury Tuesday”-post.
I’ve so come to love browsing the Etsy market place, hunting for – mostly crochet-related – projects in a particular color, or with a particular theme. There are moments when I’m afraid to be running out of ideas, but no, there is so much creativity out there – not likely to happen anywhere soon.
Talking about creativity: I’m moderating the “Craft as Therapy”-feed on Instagram this week again – fun times. If you want to find out more about this community, there’s an interesting article on the Lion Brand website (link here).
The “Craft as Therapy”-theme I’ve picked this week is “creative challenge”. Did (or do) you have any creative challenges that you have overcome, or really want to overcome?
My biggest creative challenge was learning how to knit socks.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that for a long time just the thought of knitting socks scared me…… Ridiculous, of course, so one day when I saw a workshop announced, I signed up for it in a heartbeat. Really: what was the worst thing that could happen (well ….. dropping stitches, for example ……).
Anyhow: I had two lessons, a little help from my friend YouTube, and I did it! I faced my fears, and finishing my first pair of knitted socks made me in fact feel pretty good about myself.
Much to my own surprise I found out I’m actually enjoying sock knitting very much, and I’m now the proud owner of 4 pair of self knitted socks: yay!
As to the new “Treasury Tuesday”, I’m holding on to last week’s “Valentine’s”-theme for just a little bit with these red beauties.
My two favorites are these – I love how the dachshund image is divided over the two potholders. And I’ve picked the second one, because I have a soft spot for bags ….