Creative Blog Hop

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I am so excited…I have been invited to join the creative blog hop by my lovely talented friend Julie of Little Woollie, all the way from the other side of the world.

I have been given four questions to answer, telling you a little about why I blog and how my creative process work. Here goes…

What am I working on?

Anyone who knows me, will be aware of the fact that I flit between projects all the time, and that I am simply totally incapable of working on just one thing at a time. Right now my two main projects are a crochet baby blanket for a friends second grandchild due in October, and knitting the NONO shawl, a design by my very talented friend Claudia of Wollsinn in Germany.

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How does my work differ from others?

This is a very difficult question to answer yourself, and I am not really sure what to say. Maybe creating both knitting and crochet designs, and often my style being influenced by my travels, as well as using mainly yarns from mainland Europe makes me a little different…, really I am not sure.

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Why do I write and create?

As long as I can remember I have always been making things. When I left working in London behind and moved to Wales, I was finally able to fulfil my dream of working with yarn. Working for Rowan Yarns as a design consultant and teaching workshops let to starting a knitting group, and writing a blog was the next step. Initially it was to keep a diary for myself, but it has steadily grown into what it is today…a work in progress.

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How does your creative process work?

Almost always everything starts with colour and yarn. I see the yarn and the colour and an idea comes to my head. Immediately I start scribbling notes, either in my notebook or on my phone and then the next step is swatching…a lot of swatching. This is followed by knitting or crocheting the item, often having to frog back a few times. I write notes whilst I work, and eventually most things become patterns.

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There you go…that’s me and my world of creativity. I hope this gives you a little insight of what my space here is all about.

It now gives me great pleasure to introduce two other bloggers, passing on to them the pen (so to speak) to write about their creative process:

1. Marianne over at maRRose

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2. Maria at Fifty Shades of 4 Ply

Wishing you all a colourful creative week!

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