I have missed your company here on my blog. Busy with this and that, I often come across a creative inspiration and think — this would be great to share, I want to remember to talk about that idea with my blog friends. So you have been on my mind.
Since I have been knitting and crocheting, a memory came to me of my first knitting needles from when I learned to knit at Brownies club meetings in elementary school.
My originals long gone now, I have collected various old plastic needles that remind me of them. They were aqua blue, long and large like a size 10. And I can remember my stitches sitting on them. To me, they were so beautiful. Oddly I don’t recall the color of the yarn, just how the stitches looked against the blue needles.
Funny how a plastic object could hold such charm. But to me they were like magic wands that transformed a ball of yarn into something wonderful: a fabric. And I saw that this could be a scarf, a hat, a place mat. The sky was the limit it seemed to me on that day. These blue knitting needles had opened a door to another dimension.
In my mind’s eye, I see those rows of stitches on the needles suspended in mid-air, a timeless moment. And even now as I bring up that image in my thoughts, it has a power to send a thrill through me. I am sure that my blue knitting needles were a spark that drew me to the fiber arts.
I pour myself a cup of tea, pick up a project to work on and remember. And a feeling of calm comes over me, that I am right with the world.
Take a break and join me. Do you have such a pivotal memory?
Have a creative day,
PS: Mark the date of my next 2-In-1 creative workshop: October 29 – 31, 2015, Tipp City, Ohio. For more info and to register click HERE.