Wednesday, 14 July 2010

my creative space...

... feels empty. see, its no longer filled with the baby blanket i have been crocheting. (and here it is, before i packed it up and gave it away to the parents-to-be:

i'm really happy with the way it turned out, the yellows and the grays. i loved making it and the parents-to-be loved it, but now i feel slightly at a loss. 

see, i can't quite believe its done. i realised i have been making this blanket for the last six months. and its a weird feeling - giving away something that represents six months of your life. squares and plans made and finished, movies watched, conversations, travels. over making this blanket, i have connected with a turkish woman who used to teach traditional turkish crochet, and helped some somali women change the thread on their sewing machines. i've chatted with south africans. taught a chinese woman and a lebenese kiwi to make granny squares. connected with and been advised by lots of lovely bloggers, on colours and how to join squares. i've drunk red-wine and crocheted with the fabulous sayraphim. listened, talked, laughed and loved. and this blanket is all of those things. its now that its done done done and given away, i am not quite sure what to do with myself. 

i am yet to find a new project to fill its space.

(but it must be said that i'm pretty sure i will, in fact i have the beginnings of a plan - spawned (in a good way) from one of the fabulous clutterpunk's ideas). 

so hopefully my creative space won't be empty for long...
(and for other much fuller creative spaces as ever see kirsty)


Chicken Willow said...

Looks great!! Looking forward to seeing what you start next.

Gina said...

I ADORE the blanket, it's just beautiful and you've sold me on that colour combination. I especially love the way you decided to edge it.

I wonder what you'll be doing to fill that yawning gap?!

byebyebirdie said...

Those colours you've chosen to use look great together. Now..what to do next?

Kirsty said...

It's magnificent. Lucky, lucky babe.

Sally said...

I've been watching the blanket grow and it looks so fabulous all laid out and finished. Truly filled with wonder.

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