Friday, August 29, 2008
Blaise and I were discussing creativity and it's role in shaping the people in our extended family, many of us are talented in the areas of science, maths and english - all three together as well as art, craft and drama. We talked about that drive to put everything else aside when inspiration hits - either an idea, or a realisation - a story plot, a hat pattern, an experiment - and balancing that with the needs of husband and children, and how that drive to create has caused many of the dramas and partings in our little world. I think she was asking me how she would maintain her creative freedom while raising a family - luckily she has a lot of women in her life who can show her how to do that, in a week we will listen as one of her lecturers for next year explains how she cares for a young family and still manages to write novels and teach, and she has the experience of me rising at 4 am to get work done.
Luckily this wee hat didn't get me up at 4 am, though I was thinking about it all day, and had the foresight to put a casserole in the crockpot before going to work - because I knew that as soon as I came home from work I would be knitting to get this damn idea out of my head and into reality, it took several attempts but finally I knew I was on the right track - and here it is, the main part knitted straight, using short row shaping and the brim knitted straight in rib, then closed with a bow - gorgeous little partner to Meg lite.