Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

The theme for this Weekly Photo Challenge is CREATE:

“The best part about creating something is being in the moment, relishing the creativity you’re experiencing, and letting your actions guide you to an end goal. Then you can step back and admire your work!”

I have created many things in my life.  The most important is my daughters, however I can’t take much of the credit, I just started them off and set them in the right direction.   They are something I step back and admire all the time, mainly because they are their own creation.

Then there is my garden,  created over 12 years.  It was an ivy covered expanse which has taken time, love and dedication,  a bit like bringing up children.  Most of my posts are garden based and I wanted to do something different this time.

Sitting right in front of me, under the coffee table is a knitting box, full of elements of creation –  knitting needles, yarns,  patterns  galore and half knitted items waiting for me to create something.

I used to knit a lot, especially chunky jumpers for my late, ex-husband and my daughters were kitted out in hand knitted clothes.  As they grew older, the knitting stopped; until my grandson arrived.  Out came the knitting needles and baby knits were the order of the day.    My granddaughter, who arrived 4 years later has not been so lucky.   As I have got older, so have my joints and arthritis has affected my wrists.

I am like a child in a toy shop when it comes to wool shops.  I buy patterns and yarn, start knitting with gusto and then my wrists give out and I give up.   In the box there are balls of soft baby bamboo yarn in orange, yellow, red and white, which I bought 18 months ago.

Needless to say I didn’t finish it and  recently resurrected the pattern, fortunately it goes up to 6 years, and started to create a striped cardigan for her second birthday.

It needs a lot of concentration, the different knitting stitches are part of the pattern, it was my idea to use different colours.  I do create difficulties for myself!

My grand daughter  had her second birthday a few weeks ago and her cardigan is still on my needles.

I have made a promise to myself that I will create this special cardigan for a very special granddaughter, within the next few weeks.   Having writing this post, it has spurred me on because now everyone who has read this will know that there is a cardigan waiting for me to create.

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9 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

  1. Well another week has passed even if you’ve only done an inch a day it must be bigger by now???


    1. It is with some embrassment that I have to admit that it is still the same size as last week, but I have plans to do some knitting tonight 🙂


  2. OMG! The colors are so vibrant and beautiful and are my two top favorites too. 🙂 Thanks for the pingback! Do visit sometime. 🙂


  3. I went through a big phase of corcheting, unfortunately, I couldn’t ever put the stuff together correctly. Brain freeze. Anyway, I belong to a group. It’s called the Harmony project. It came out of one young man’s idea to help people through music. You can see “we are family” on my blog. It’s one of my posts. He’s the conductor, David Brown, and he’s made an enormous amount of money of the people in Columbus, Ohio. He doesn’t dream, he just does. It’s positive energy to be around him.


  4. Those are wonderful colors – and bamboo is so soft! 🙂


  5. Beautiful colors! When you finish knitting this special cardigan, it will look so pretty on your grand daughter!


  6. What delicious colours. You could add a few balls and wear it yourself.


    1. At the rate I’m going it’ll make a granny shawl… for me! 🙂


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