Colorful crochet inspiration

DSCF1034I told my friend Lu about my love affair with crochet, and my bag in progress. Then she showed me her crocheted bags and they blew me away. I borrowed several to photograph for you. I knew you would want to see them. This is the bottom of one bag. Notice all of her intricate color work, carrying one color inside of another to make the designs. Continue reading

A free knitting pattern is in my workbasket today

As a craftsperson, sometimes a project jumps into your workbasket. The creative process is often mysterious and tends to have a life of its own, and I would not have it any other way. I must admit, I do make an effort to rein it in.

Overstimulation is a very real problem that we all have to grapple with. But live dangerously we must! Yes, I love carrying a project through to completion, but often I take side roads to this destination by indulging in a moment of inspiration. For me this creative generosity seems to feed my creative spirit, giving me more energy. Continue reading