A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

Clear As Mud

everywhere in the knitting world I find temptation.

Some luscious yarn.  Some silky roving/batt.  A new pattern.  Others’ clever creation like Kirsten’s latest brioche play. Some lovely notion.  I am easily tempted/persuaded.  It’s worse when I am on a deadline.  Go figure!

can resist things and periodically I do successfully resist things.  Then, those things I normally resist would end up in my craft space. I am tempted by them all.   My very fragile façade begins to crack and crumble.  I find myself, in due time, trying desperately to block out the screaming that’s coming from my fiber stash and focus on my projects–or worse–my overdue holiday knits.

Current distraction is this

and my recently non-fiber addiction, PhotoMania–a comprehensive application ideal for acquiring, organizing, viewing, enhancing, and sharing your images.

even though another test knit is awaiting to be cast on…Today, I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

admiring work from artisans of the past and reflecting upon how crafting has changed over millenia. It’s remarkable how time has changed. So was their legacy. Crafting used to be a way of life. Being an artisan was a source of work. Families crafted–truly a DIY effort–their own clothing and other household items.

It’s a different world now. I imagine if I were living in a time where I had to craft to live, then I’d still do and love it. Surely, there are folks fortunate enough to craft as their job. I, on the other hand, craft as a vehicle to relaxation and enjoyment.  How remarkable the times have changed with industry and mass production.  More folks would benefit with making craft. It’s a shame most folks don’t do it.  At each visit, I gain inspiration from these artisans.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…)


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