All humans have a need to be creative. When we are children many of us have the good fortune to have our creativity fostered in art classes, where little boys and girls get to play with paints and clay and express themselves.
I managed to suck in every medium put in front of me. All my creative ideas ended up looking so wrong on the paper or clay item I’d made that I was just embarassed. After years of resigning myself to thinking I’d never be able to do any of those lovely visual crafts, I picked up crochet and knitting. It’s been a great release for me, helping me lose some of that bitterness left over from my middle school art class “pity B’s.”
My favorite projects are hats and sweaters, and I’m starting to get a taste for designing my own patterns. I’ve also been bitten by the sock bug, but that’s okay since I’m told that sock yarn doesn’t count as stash 🙂