As previously mentioned, I am de-cluttering my life. I have a huge urge to use up all my craft supplies and either start over or never start again. But I love creating, that’s my thing, so I doubt I will never own any supplies – how would I live?! But I have plans, that isn’t worth sharing now but I will in the future.
As soon as I subconsciously decided to use up everything it occurred to me that I don’t really know what I have. I am one of those that looks through stuff every once in a while and says ‘oh yeah! I own this, isn’t that great?’ That’s just dumb, Emily, stop that.
I have started my own unprofessional and scrappy inventory. You may question why things aren’t in the right category, but I put all items into the places my brain would associate with them. Like wool is a fabric, could also be a tool I suppose, but I see it as an item to knit with. I also don’t want to own a notebook with it completely perfectly organised, I want everything on one piece of paper that I can glance at when I have an idea, then execute it or scrap it.
Anyway, it’s not finished, I have lots of drawers and shelves to go through. It’s all cool.
Keep on keeping on!
The last time I knitted I was 13 years old.. I think, I can’t fully remember. It wasn’t like I made a decision to wait 10 years to knit again and made a mental note of the date. I learnt to knit when I was really young, from my Nan (and her sister once, but she knitted left handed and completely confused me). She used to do the first line for me, and then I would knit away till I had done a tiny scarf. She corrected any mistakes.
It was always a plan to start knitting again. Just one of those ‘yeah I wanna get back at that’ things, that I kept putting aside, without even realising. So this piece I knitted is me learning again.
It’s a complete mess. And it’s perfect.
I had never cast on myself before, so I had to teach myself, with Google’s help of course. I had never cast off before either. I remembered how to knit though, whoopie! But you can see in the photo that is went completely misshaped, and I blame wanting to knit in the dark. I just knitted, I didn’t think. I embraced every mistake because I only wanted to learn it again. Oh it was great. *ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED knitted something crap while watching youtube*
Though it does look like the start to a beanie, which is pretty cool.
Tomorrow I will reveal what I plan to do with my masterpiece.
Over and out, Emily x