Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Honey, I Love*

okay, So in my crazy mad crocheting, I thought I was ready for a sophisticated Interweave or Vogue pattern...(never underestimate my delusions)  I'm not quite there yet, but I could create a yarn bomb explosion...on you if you stand still long enough.

Also, I told myself a lie...because I'm going to have a small yarn stash, nothing massive or anything like collecting fabric (although I've noticed this could become competitive between yarn vs. fabric). 

I started another scarf tonight.  This is my 6th project in less than a month.  I'm going to block these made with this fine microfiber yarn just to see what that will do.  What I can gleam so far, there is a debate among the yarn heads, to block or not to block.
wave pattern

window pane pattern
 

Also, at the moment, as in the last few weeks of moments, I'm leaning toward blowing all the creative goal setting.  I'm going to walk into the ethereal realm creatively speaking and see what I leave behind on the trail of time. 

What I want to do hasn't changed...it is the pace in which I will do it that will.  In the slow re-read of Beloved I have been so struck by how LOVE is a force, energy, power, action that it has reminded me and shifted me...in the midst of this is the almost daily care and life with 2 small children (I thought this was all behind me) and the experience with my mother (early dementia) is showing me that at any age, all ages, change is truly inevitable, change that you can sometimes control and change you have no control over at all and at the end of the day none of it matters but that which is in LOVE, that force, energy, power, and action of existence.  This is what I'm choosing.  (remind me down the road lest I forget). 

So I think from here on out on my blog, among the artistic pursuits, I'm going to wax off my tongue and just talk about whatever I'm led to say.

*title is a reference to a poem and book by Eloise Greenfield.

6 comments:

  1. Isn't it just amazing how we start out working on some craft, and then find that we have let our hoarding tendencies take over again. I have been painting art journals and pulled out all my art suppplies after buying some things I thought I needed and find I had already accumulated a bit stash in this area too. One thing for sure is that we are not idle.

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    1. hehehe, Carol, you know the saying about idle hands ;)

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  2. I look forward to what you have to say. Really. What a lot of care you are dispensing! Pacing with creative endeavor is tricky, I've found (I have a disabled sister and two boys - one in college, one a senior), partly b/c caring can be invisible. I need this reminder about LOVE, too!

    I've been meaning to re-read Beloved for quite some time, and the profound place it left you inspires me to do so sooner rather than later.

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    1. Dee, I find myself thinking I'm "entitled" to smooth sailing because I've handled x, y, and z already. My mother is teaching me just how silly my thinking has been. But I'm still gonna have the best time I possibly can with this life of mine!

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  3. Here's a very timely post about blocking from the Yarn Harlot: http://www.yarnharlot.ca/2014/03/blocking-a-little-sweater/
    I think your foray into crochet is a perfect resting spot. I alternate between my sewing and my knitting. The sewing takes a lot of mind power because that's where I make my statements, and because I'm having to figure out the appropriate contraction and process for each project. The knitting is for when I need something to do, but I've got no power -- I let someone else do the heavy lifting (writing the pattern) and I just go with the flow.

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    1. Thanks for that link! Going to block a shrug later this week. and you nailed it with "I need something to do, but I've got no power".

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