Time and time again I catch myself coming to this earth-shattering revelation: creativity comes in spurts.
I am taking a currently taking a break from something that I just got back into yesterday after an eight-month long hiatus from knitting. It has been about two years since I started knitting and I technically only have one finished project to show for it (but in three different colours), but I love the process. It keeps my hands busy and in the end I have something beautiful and useful to show for it!
Being creative and/or finding the energy to rediscover it is one of the most nourishing things one can do to keep the anxiety at bay. It is also one of the hardest things to do when we are at the eye of the storm.
One of the best books out there to get started is Knit How published by the well-known Pom Pom Magazine.
Their drawings are intuitive and easy to understand. They also have loads of interesting starter projects to inspire you and to get you motivated. My thing right now is to start from the very beginning of the book and move my way through the book until I “graduate”, wherein I’ll knit myself a sash and then I’ll get started on my long-awaited funnel neck jumper. Currently I am working on my baby project: fingerless mitts.
Wish me luck and see you tomorrow!
Checklist for the day:
- heather grey
- charcoal grey
- bordeaux red
- chartreuse green
- mustard yellow
- antique lace white
- oatmeal white
Image: © Zeina Abirached/Flickr