When we first began planning for the upcoming anniversary special event, I was like a kid in a candy store. Gifts – I need gifts for a giveaway! My mind raced with ideas. OOH – I can make . . . . and the craftiness begins.
I love all sorts of crafts. One of the things I like to do is crocheting and knitting. Yeah, kind of old school but it is a relaxing thing for me most of the time. I have undertaken a project for my oldest daughter however, that may be my undoing. I am making her a Gamer jacket inspired by Assassin’s Creed character. First off – that’s a lot of yarn. Secondly, to complicate things it requires a new stitch that I taught myself called a Tunisian stitch. It looks pretty awesome, but it is labor intensive. This means that I can’t mindlessly crochet while watching The Walking Dead, or Castle. I have intermittently worked on other projects because I can “zone out” and whip out a cowl or infinity scarf in an hour or so.
If you look close at the stitches, it has a woven texture. It’s kind of hybrid between knitting and crocheting. The flecks of dark are supposed to be there, it’s part of the yarn design. One thing I have discovered is that I can use my DRAGON to dictate the next scene while I work on this Christmas gift.
One of the benefits to me of this hobby is while I am crocheting, my mind is free to wander. As a Creative, this opens up doors that were locked, reveals hidden passageways and digs new tunnels. While working on charitable donations to a safe house here in our local area, I am also able to recharge my creativity and spark a few short stories at the same time. Win win, right?
What hobbies do you have? What recharges you when you seem to be running on empty?
I look forward to this coming weekend, December 19th and 20th for our online anniversary event. Sign up now! There will be lots of games and prizes!
See ya there!