Creativity. It's an interesting topic that I've been thinking about the past couple of weeks as I finished up the class on gifted and talented education.
I had to do some sort of visual representation of what I had learned from the class and I knew right from the start I wanted to use yarn and knitting. When I decided on making the bag, I didn't realize how much I'd enjoy playing with color and yarn types in one project. I never really got it when other knitters would blog about how they had spent time playing with color. Steve bought me a color wheel a couple of years ago and I really have never used it, because I just didn't really enjoy playing with color that much. But after doing this felted bag, I kind of get it. It was very freeing to just grab a color and add it in without overthinking it.
So here's the bag prior to felting.And here is the finished product.I'm really happy with it. It's a very usable size, bigger than I expected. In fact, the only thing I'd have done differently was the strap; I should have doubled the yarn so it was sturdier and less floppy.
I can't express how relieved I am that the class is over and I can focus on Christmas now. As much as I loved the topic and the activities, I really stressed over the work I had to produce, especially since I procrastinated much of it. As a mattter of fact, as soon as I got home today, I took a hot bath and a nap! But it's over now and I'm really glad I did it.
Now I'm going to sit and knit and look forward to my "girls only" Christmas party tomorrow. A great way to celebrate the season!